The yukata is a light-weight kimono. Women's yukatas usually have floral and nature designs and the men's usually have geometric designs. Whereas kimonos as such are not worn very often, the yukata are. They can be worn especially during the hot time of the summer and one form, the yukata-bir is worn after leaving a public bath.

In my opinion this is sort of rather plain yukata. It seems to be rather minimal on color and design, both.

Again, in my opinion, this is a much more attractive and interesting yukata.

This is my favorite of these three. I like how colorful it is, yet it's still on a black background which seems to enhance the colors.

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