Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yak Topic: How to wear a yukata?
Yak Event: Taylor's Asaban Fest 2010

Is everyone getting ready to attend Taylor's Asaban Festival 2010 or are you all geared up to go? Doors open at 10 a.m. but I suggest to go around 11 a.m because the opening ceremony is mainly speeches. So, whether or not you are cosplaying I am pretty positive that you do want to look good, right? The yakster is not going to cosplay today but I will cosplay for comic fiesta cause it takes time to prepare the costume. Therefore, she decided to wear a yukata instead and thanks to her friend, she is wearing one now.

Just for your information, a yukata is a Japanese kimono and here is how it looks like.

In my opinion, yukata is one of the nicest traditional clothes around the globe apart from the Kimono from Korea. All the way from Japan, yukata is quite costly but if you really want one then I recommend this online site Oh! Japan. Their yukata is range from RM150++ to RM250++ but it is quality guaranteed and they even give you a surprise gift if you purchase a yukata from them. I suggest buying the set in whole as it is cheaper that way. Unless, you have the money to spend.

How to wear a yukata?

Wear a yukata roughly over the shoulder on a yukata slip. Make sure to place the centerline straight along with your back lengthways, by holding both sleeve caps away from you body.
Hold both collar ends in front of you and check the line. Keeping your hands holding color ends, lift the yukata off the floor to adjust its length. The skirting of the yukata is worn just above the ankles.
Continue to hold the yukata tightly and bring the left overlap over the body and adjust its width such that its collar end runs along the right point of the collar bone. Make sure that no creases left around the hip
Open up the left overlap and bring the right overlap over the body. Bring the left overlap over the right overlap to where the width previously decided. Lower the hem to about 10cm from the floor.
Continue to hold the yukata tightly with the right hand. Take the half point of the waist sash (‘koshihimo’ sash) and place it on the center of your front body with the left hand.
Cross the ‘koshihimo’ sash on your back and pull each end with your both hands to fix the yukata with it.
Bring each end of the ‘koshihimo’ sash in front your waist and fasten with a catch. Overlap the sash to make only one line.
Insert both hands into the openings under the arm (‘miyastuguchi’). Use both hands to remove any creases around the waist on both the back and front of the body.
Adjust the distance between the collar and neck by pulling the collar ends according to your hairstyle or bodyline. Insert a ‘kimono belt” from the left ‘miyatsuguchi’ and fasten the right collar at a little above the waistline with a catch. Fold up the creases below the fastener and sweep them away to the right side. Pull out the other end of the belt.
Bring the belt from the back to the right side and fasten the left collar at the same position as the other side.
Place a ‘datejime’ band from the front around the waist.
Tie ‘datejime’ belt on top of ‘koshihimo’ sash in the same way. FINISH!
Isn't the cartoon girl helpful? Trust me, it takes just approximately 15 minutes to wear a yukata but you will need someone to help you wear the obi if you are wearing the pre-tied version. So is everyone all ready to go for Taylor's Asaban Fest 2010?

Here are the details if you need it:

What is happening?
Taylor's Asaban Festival 2010

When is it happening?
28 August 2010, Saturday [TODAY]

What time?
10a.m. until 7 p.m. [I suggest going there at 11 a.m and leave when you feel like fainting]

Most importantly, where is it? How to get there?
It's at Taylor's Lakeside campus and here is the map.

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Hope you find this useful and see you there!

PS: If you so happen to see me, don't laugh cause I look short in a yukata. Wait a minute, I am short T_T

Source for how to wear a yukata Tourism metro

Behind the scene pictures.

Remember to wear something inside!


Aidi-Safuan said...

ala, more picture you wearing yukata plz! :D

Mabel Low said...

Awww... you look adorable in that!!! :D

Amy Lim Su Yen said...

@Aidi Haha maybe next time XP

@Mabel Thanks! but I look so short T_T

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