Kimono Robe & Cotton Yukata Robes
- Yukata Robes
There are only a few types of japanese kimono robes and
cotton yukata robes that are worn as actual robes or sleepwear in Japan;
the gauze lined cotton kimono robe, the flannel kimono robe and the
cotton yukata robe.
Lined Cotton Yukata - Kimono Robe
The gauze lined kimono robe or yukata is called nemaki meaning sleepwear in
Japanese. The nemaki is the actual true "pajama" sleeping
The cotton kimono robe or also called lined cotton yukata is lined with a thin
cotton gauze material making it a perfect for use as house robe, bath
robe and as a pajama. The 100% cotton and the thin gauze lining becomes very soft after
just one wash making it a soft and cozy pajama. The nemaki is our
favorite house robe and bath robe. Gauze lined
kimono usually have a navy or white background with assorted designs.
The nemaki robe can be distinguished from other cotton yukata from the
shape of the sleeve. The sleeves of the robe are perfectly straight.
The lightweight cotton yukata is also traditionally used in
Japan as a lounge robe, bath robe and sleeping robe. The yukata robes
are traditionally white or navy with a very plain geometric pattern
whereas the cotton yukata worn in public as clothing have fancier
patterns and designs. The yukata clothing can be worn as a robe in
Japan, however the yukata robe should never be worn as clothing in
public for it would be like wearing your pajamas in public.
The flannel kimono robe is traditional robe for winter. The cotton flannel kimono fabric is extremely soft,
cozy and warm, making it perfect for cold winter months. The flannel
kimono robe is however made of a thick heavy fabric making it sometimes
a little constricting. Women's flannel kimono usually have a lovely floral pattern. Men's
flannel kimono robes normally have a cross hatch pattern and available in hues
of blues, grays or blacks.
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