Man's festival yukata with kanji at shoulder Daily Japanese Textile IMG_8342

Man’s festival yukata (informal summer kimono)
Cotton
Shibori

The very bold designs on this yukata, particularly the oversized roundel on the shoulder, mark this as festival wear. Notice that not only does the roundel cover both panels of the back, it also extends to the right sleeve and even to a sliver of the collar, challenging several craftspeople along several parts of the process so that the outcome would be perfect.

Man's festival yukata - close up of kanji at shoulder Daily Japanese Textile IMG_8344

Unfortunately, the kanji are difficult to read.  (If anyone can decipher them, please write in.)

Man's festival yukata with kanji at shoulder fiber detail Daily Japanese Textile IMG_8366

The front of the yukata. On the right hip is a roundel of waves and ocean spray.

Man's festival yukata with kanji at shoulder front Daily Japanese Textile IMG_8340

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