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Entry 226: Yukata and Kimono


Dear Diary, I'd like to introduce you or to present to you some ways to differentiate the Yukata and the Kimono. Not an easy or smooth sailing task at all, I would say, but to any Asians, its very simple and even the easiest thing to do... some Westerners do lack some lets say: I dunno perceptive qualities... or etc. They're easily tricked or fooled by illusions and mirages and etc. Whereas we, Asians, are very detail-oriented and pay attention to our surroundings a lot and we also got a very keen eye to details and etc. So yeah, was too lazy to type up all that stuff, so I've grounded up some wiki links and images for your eyes. XDD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimono Red Kimono Red Kimono with clogs



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukata YukataDark or Black Yukata Don't they look chic and in and fashionable? 

Very slight differences and barely noticeable. But yeah, the design's almost the same and etc... and they look the same from the front and the behind too. So yeah, but they're used in different situations like the Yukata's more a casual wear than for more nobler events such as a Marriage or Wedding or a proposal or during the Tea Ceremony or whatever. I think they're both very fine and very fine tissues are used I love the textile and etc. I'd love to wear a flowery Yukata or Kimono on though. Very chic and classy and in gear and in style too. I mostly admire the Japanese Ladies' handywork on them and etc. I know theres a variant of handywork and its spelled handiwork but yeah, I'd rather use handywork myself. 

In the Ancient times or the past, only noble ladies or ladies of higher-class would be able to afford them because they're costly and expensive. One Yukata could cost around 10 k or more even... XDD But yeah, its a really well-sought after piece of wear. I'd ask a seamtress to sew me one because I'm to tiny for a full-sized one. So I need the seamstress to adjust it or tailor it to my actual body size to fit me. But my most preffered or favorite pattern for either of them would be flowers on white and a red belt around my hips. Very nice one. I don't like full red ones, I'll take delight in the spotted or dotted ones or flowered or even square or round patterned ones as I said previously or whatever. Just need something else than plain colors on my wear. XDD  

I'd give both of them a rating of 5/5 and 100%. I love to feast my eyes on both of them because very in vogue, very elegant in fact too. Which would you try on and why? Which do you think is lovelier or prettier?Which are you more partial to?  Or has more class and is more stylish in your book and etc? Or more in vogue in your opinion? How would you rate them as well overall? And coming up next would be about my tastes in fruits, as in my favorite fruits and etc. Stay tuned.

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DaisySanders97
May. 15th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
They look so beautiful, I am definitely going to buy one when I am older.

Out of the two I probably prefer the kimono.

Do you prefer the Yukata to the Kimono?
naiwen11
May. 15th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
either of them for me look good. And no matter to me... XDD

Edited at 2012-05-15 04:51 pm (UTC)
demonskeith
May. 16th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
huh, never knew there was two different dresses like that. I only thought there was the Kimono.
(Anonymous)
May. 16th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
I must say that their not really that bad looking!
naiwen11
May. 16th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
Dont be so negative or pessimistic eh.
funfused
May. 16th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
To be honest, I did not knew the word Yukata before reading this post. So it is something new for me...
naiwen11
May. 16th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
you learn something everyday, they say... XDD
funfused
May. 18th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
Yup, very much true.
kaynil
May. 16th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
I was kind of looking forward for you to tell us in more detail how to spot the differences. That aside I enjoyed my time learning which one is not the best choice if you are invited for a bigger event.

From what I can understand, Yukata is a type of Kimono and there are tons more depending the size of the sleeves, where are the pattern, etc. It is fascinating because you truly need to be part of the culture or have access to it to fully understand or memorise these subtle details, it takes more than slightly perception.

Between those two, the first thing I'd do would be to touch them, id cotton or something less casual looking I'd think it is a Yukata if it is silk, its sleeves are longer or got parts that have some areas patters and some areas just colours I'd think it is a Kimono.

So, I want to think Yukata is a bit cheaper since is more casual, thus it would probably be the one I'd choose. Oh, and I think the Kimono has more class. Being the silk wear it typically is to go to weddings and other ceremonies.

Once again, I never really seen either and I am trying to tell apart from what Wikipedia could tell me. =P

Edited at 2012-05-16 11:33 pm (UTC)
naiwen11
May. 16th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
yep, Yukata's more for casual occasions not for events such as Galas, Operas and etc.
(Anonymous)
May. 17th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Yukata and Kimono.. I have seen those before but did not know what they were called .. and thanks for explaining the difference
Kyle O'Brien
May. 17th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
I personally prefer kimonos but yukata's are rather popular. I remember some on Suite life of Zack and cody a few years back. .. Yes I'm 20 and like that show
naiwen11
May. 17th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
A fan of that one too... XDD tried to watch it for a while, but yeah, gave up on it because too immature and etc.
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