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    Glossary Term
    Yukata - Japanese Summer Festival Cotton Kimono


    English Definition:
    Japanese summer festival cotton kimono

    Originally of pure white cotton and worn after bathing, yukata were later dyed with indigo. Today, a variety of patterns are used in making yukata. Yukata are worn today during summer festivals, called "matsuri," at temple or shrine fairs and are provided to patrons of Japanese inns, known as "ryokans."

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