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Created for Yasuragi

Yasuragi is a place aimed at creating tranquility and a calm nervous system in a Japanese context and surrounding. With its discreet design expression in the form of patterns and color choices, our yukata, the Japanese cotton robe, further enhances and signals a Japanese feeling, similar to a fine onsen in Japan.

Our yukata is exclusively developed for Yasuragi and is only available through us. It is adorned with the traditional Japanese pattern Asanoha, which symbolizes good health and a long life. The Asanoha pattern is a geometric pattern depicting hemp leaves. In Japanese culture, hemp represents growth and good health. The pattern not only appears in the newly developed yukata but has also been part of Yasuragi's brand profile along with other classic Japanese patterns.

Yukata is the garment worn throughout the stay, even in our restaurants, during activities  and during certain spa treatments. If you wish to keep your yukata as a memory and a reminder of the importance of creating balance in life through regular recovery, it is available for purchase at the reception when checking out. 

What is the difference between kimono and yukata?

Many people confuse yukata with kimono. Yukata 浴衣 means "bathrobe" in Japanese and is a simpler summer version of the kimono. There are different types of kimono, and yukata is one of them. Yukata is usually made of cotton and was originally used as a type of morning robe.

There are also other differences between yukata and kimono. Yukata has shorter sleeves than kimono and does not have a lining like the kimono. Kimonos involve many accessories, such as a complex "obi" belt, undergarments, "tabi" toe socks, and lacquered wooden sandals called "zori". In cold weather, a haori jacket is worn over the kimono. Yukata is easily put on together with a streamlined belt called an "obi," and it is often paired with wooden "geta" sandals.

Is the yukata for both men and women?

Yukata is traditionally considered unisex and can be worn by both men and women. However, in Japan, there are certain differences in patterns and colors that may vary depending on whether it is intended for men or women. Men tend to wear simpler and more subtle patterns, while women wear more colorful and decorative yukata. At Yasuragi everyone wears the same patterns to create a calm and peaceful impression aimed at soothing the senses.

How is it traditionally worn in Japan?

During the Heian period (794-1185), yukata was worn in connection with bathing. Since the fabric easily absorbs sweat and is well-ventilated, people started using yukata after bathing and also as nightwear. Nowadays, people wear yukata on hot summer days during various traditional events, such as the summer festival Matsuri, or when visiting an onsen ryokan (an inn with hot springs/baths) just like the Japanese bath at Yasuragi.