Look at the careful way the straps of the geta are coordinated with the ‘highlight’ color of the yukata– especially in the second yukata, they pick up the background teal tone which is also pulled out into the obi color. In the top yukata, white is used as a highlight color against a bold teal and extremely deep indigo color– the flowers seem to glow. They might be chrysanthemums or a stylized daisy.
The second one is a bit more festive, utilizing a marbled and chaotic jumble of violet and teal but with a carefully structured pattern of asa-no-ha. The large white triangles of the motif give us a bit of a break from the crazy color scheme. Look at it up close here.
Beautiful handmade Arimatsu Shibori yukata from Hong Kong Madam. All shibori pieces are one of a kind and very expensive. This gorgeous blue and violet yukata is paired with a soft white obi with printed obijime to show off the craft of the tie dye to its fullest effect. Different sizes and patterns of dyeing are combined here to make flowers, water waves and a pattern of soft squares.
The overall effect is of a cold river with violet flowers falling across it, a wonderful image on a hot summer day.
This yukata currently costs 45,278 yen (on sale!) but many shibori yukata are made-to-order from the dyed cloth, so as not to waste any when cutting!
Silky smooth stockings are printed with pastel rainbow tie-dye and topped with a sheer and opaque white striped band, complete with internal grippy strips to help keep them in place!
While we found that the grips in these thigh highs did a good job while milling around the office, if you plan on doing much walking or dancing, we recommend a garter beltorsock glue to help keep them up!
Available in Four Sizes A: 4'11" - 5"5" and up to 20" Thigh B: 5'5" - 6'0" and up to 25" Thigh C: 4'11" - 5"5" and up to 30" Thigh D: 5'5" - 6'0" and up to 35" Thigh Tube style fits most feet