This women’s yukata cotton kimono has stylish indigo blue and white checkered pattern. It has a bachi-eri (folded lapel).
This kimono is slightly starched. Traditionally Japanese people like cotton kimono to be starched because of the crispy fresh feeling in very hot summer weather. The kimono will soften after a couple of gentle hand pressed washes in cold water.
This kimono is quite long. Please check the measurements. You may need to have a bit of tuck at your waist with this length of kimono unless you are very tall. You can adjust the length by using a koshihimo (a cord tied around the waist of a womans kimono to hold it in place). Koshihimo is available for £4. Please ask for more details.
Or you could make a belt from cutting about 20 cm off the bottom of the kimono and sewing it. I sometimes do this for modern cotton kimonos because they usually come with a long length. They are long because Japanese people tuck the kimono in around their waist when they wear kimonos.
It has certain wear and some flaws. Please check the detail photos and the 'Extra Images'.