For years, I bought yukatas at a shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and once, nearly 20 years ago, in Kyoto when the plum blossoms were in bloom. Unfortunately, the Santa Fe shop is long gone and I haven't yet returned to Japan. I didn't find anything I liked online, so added Kyoto to the search and found the Kyoto Handicraft Center. My new yukata is exactly what I wanted for high desert mornings. I wear it as the sun comes up and I head out to water my garden, including two Saphora japonica street trees, which the bumble bees love in late summer. Ordered the yukata on a Monday and it arrived on Friday, better service than I sometimes get for a letter across town. I'll be back.
KYOTO HANDICRAFT CENTER
Dear Tamara C. san,
Thank you very much for your kindest comment and review! We are very honored to hear that you found our online store when searching for an alternative store to shop for Yukata, and that you love the Yukata you purchased from us! It's very relaxing to wear it in the morning, isn't it? We hope you will continue to enjoy wearing it on beautiful mornings in New Mexico!
Kyoto Handicraft Center