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That's called an obi, not a kimono

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Looks more like a Yukata.

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So cute

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Looks more like a Yukata.

Yukata are a subset of kimono. All yukata are kimono.

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Yukata are thinner materials than formal kimonos and more casually worn.

A kimono has a soft, full-width collar; whereas a yukata has a half-width and stiffer collar, due to the material it is made from. In addition, a kimono typically has at least two collars, one close to the neck and one just below called a juban collar. A yukata only has one collar as a juban collar isn't worn below.

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Yukata are thinner materials than formal kimonos and more casually worn.

Again, yukata are a subset of kimono. Yukata are casual kimono. They are a subset of kimono. All yukata are kimono, but not all kimono are yukata.

Literally the first line from Wikipedia:


Translation: Yukata are a type of Japnaese clothing (kimono).


Note that the 'kimono' in brackets is part of the translation, not my addition. The world kimono (着物) is explicitly stated.

The word its made up of two kanji, 着 - to wear, and 物 - thing. A thing that is worn, or in other words, clothing. However, as western clothing came into Japan, the Japanese term came to refer to traditional Japanese clothing, while the term 服 (ふく fuku), came to be used for western style clothing, and therefore is the word primarily used for clothing today.

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It would still be called a Yukata whatever you post, even if a subdivision of kimono. If I was shopping for one, I would ask to see Yukatas not kimonos. My original comment is correct.

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