Yukata (浴衣) — is a Japanese traditional clothing, a casual summer kimono being usually made of unlined cotton or synthetic fabric. Can be worn by both men and women. Men’s yukata are distinguished by the shorter sleeve extension of approximately 10 cm from the armpit seam, compared to the longer 20 cm sleeve extension in women’s yukata. The word ‘yukata’ itself means ‘bathing clothes’, although their use is not limited to after-bath wear. Yukata is a common element of clothes in Japan during the hot summer months.