Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata
Red Benkei Yukata

Red Benkei Yukata

Regular price$179.99 USD
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Why We Love It

This women’s yukata is handmade in Kurume, in the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. It showcases the highest quality of traditional Japanese clothing with a fresh and elegant design.

The 100% shijira cotton fabric, which is a specialty of the Kurume region, is distinguished by the intricate weaving technique that produces a unique rustic unevenness.

Shijira cotton is gentle on the skin and extremely comfortable to wear. It is also perfectly suited for the warmer months due its exceptional breathability.

You can easily wash and iron your yukata at home. Accessorize with an obi belt, or change it up with a simple sash or a waist belt.

Details 

  • Japanese yukata, made in Japan.
  • 100% Cotton
  • Yukata only, does not include belt or sandals.
  • Free gift-wrapping in Japanese washi paper.
  • Hand wash for best results. For machine washing use a laundry net. Do not tumble dry.
  • Product code: 12105RD
  • Size: length 64” (164cm), width 53” (135cm), yuki (from spine to end of sleeve) 25" (64cm), sleeve height 19” (49cm)
  • For advice on choosing the right fit, check the Size Guide below.

What’s My Size?

When buying a kimono or yukata, you don’t need to worry about finding your exact size. Women’s kimono usually come in just one size, which will probably be longer and wider than you need. They are adjusted to the right size by folding them at the waist.

Sleeves tend to be worn shorter than you may be used to – between the wrist and elbow.

How to Check if a Kimono or Yukata will Fit?

To check if a kimono or yukata will fit you, you just need to measure your height and around your hips (or waist if that is wider). Check the length and width of the kimono or yukata in the ‘Details’ section above.

1. Check the Height

To wear a kimono in the traditional way, you would normally choose a garment that seems too long for you. This means any kimono that is either longer than your height, the same as your height, or up to 10” (25cm) shorter than your height. The excess material is then folded over at the waist.

If the kimono is around 12” (30cm) shorter than your height you can wear it without any fold. This is becoming a popular modern take on wearing kimono for young women and is also the way that men traditionally wear kimono.

If the length of the kimono is over 12” (30cm) less than your height it will be too short to wear as a kimono, although you can still wear it as a robe! To see where the bottom of the garment would fall, measure the length of the kimono down from your shoulders.

2. Check the Width

A kimono with a width that is at least 16” (40cm) greater than your hip size will fit perfectly.

A kimono with a width between 10-16” (25-40cm) greater than your hip size will fit. However, if you want to wear it in the traditional way, you may have to tie it quite tight around the waist to prevent your legs being visible as you walk.

If the width of the kimono is not at least 10” (25cm) greater than your hip size, your legs may be visible as you walk. There’s nothing wrong with that of course, but it’s not the traditional way!

Sleeves

To see where the sleeves will fall on you, check the sleeve length in the product details. This length is measured from the spine at the base of the neck.

Adjusting the Length

Pull up your kimono until the bottom reaches the correct length, then tie it in place round your waist with a ribbon or a koshi himo (kimono tie). Fold the excess material down over the tie.

Adjusting the Width

Wrap the front of the kimono around your body so that it is tight and comfortable. Tie in place with a ribbon or a koshi himo (kimono tie). Fold the excess material down over the tie.

Free Shipping

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Enjoy FREE express shipping on all orders over $99!
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders over $199 USD.
  • Japan: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders.

Shipping Times

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Orders usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipment.
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Delivery is usually within a week, depending on local customs.
  • Japan: Orders typically arrive within 24 hours after shipment.
  • All other countries: Orders usually arrive within 4-5 days after shipment, depending on local customs.

Taxes

  • Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by customs and mail carriers. Customers are responsible for these costs.
  • Customs and import rules vary by country, for example the USA usually doesn’t charge any extra fees, but the EU sometimes does. See here for information on selected countries.
  • If an order is returned due to refusal to pay local taxes or customs duties, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.
  • Shipments in the US may be subject to sales tax where mandated by federal and local authorities. Sales tax will be calculated at checkout.
  • Shipments within Japan are subject to consumption tax, which is included in the price.

Shipping Locations

  • All our products come to you from Japan.
  • Especially for customers in the USA, we can now also ship some items from our location in California to ensure the fastest delivery!

Track Your Order

  • Once your order has shipped, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to track your shipment.
  • Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to track shipments. If an order is returned due to non-collection, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.

If you would like to return your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns within 30 days of receiving your order.

*Please note the following conditions to our return and exchange policy:

  • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging.
  • Items must be returned to their original shipping location (this is usually in Tokyo).
  • Discounted items, or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for return or refund.
  • The original outward shipping cost (the full amount that we paid to the courier) will be deducted from the refund.
  • The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost.
  • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses and duvets, mattress/duvet covers, or tatami mats.

How do I claim my free refund?

Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

Please return the item folded in its original packaging and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’.

Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.

Do I have to pay shipping costs?

We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original outward shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.

If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.

Can I exchange for a different product?

Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.

Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.

What if my item is damaged?

Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:

We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.

Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.

We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.

How long will my refund take?

We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.

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