Learn to wear Kimono – Yukata (浴衣) with Yuko Boff


Sat 07 Aug 2021 15:00 - 16:00

Book Before 17:00 Fri 06 Aug 2021

Fee: £12 | Platform: Zoom

Your perfect opportunity to learn how to wear a Japanese traditional summer Kimono – Yukata (浴衣) with Yuko Boff

Wearing Yukata (浴衣) is a Japanese Summer tradition. Originally worn after bathing or as nightclothes – Yukata literally means ” bathing clothing” – recently wearing Yukata become a trend, especially amongst young people, as a way of dressing for summer festivals and fireworks events. If you have stayed at a Ryokan – a Japanese inn – in one of the hot spring spa towns of Japan, you might have worn one with a simple sash provided by the inn. Yukata are made of cotton and worn with an obi belt (a broad sash for ladies/a sash for gentlemen ). Sometimes the Yukata worn by ladies are made of highly colourful and patterned fabric and worn with particularly beautiful obi.

Yuko Kobayashi Boff is one of HYPER JAPAN’s most in-demand Online workshop lecturers for Sado – Japanese Tea Ceremony. Wearing Kimono is an important part of her practice as a Sado and Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement ) teacher.

Join Yuko and find out tips on how to wear your Yukata properly. She will show you 2 different styles of tying obi at this workshop. You don’t need to have your own Yukata with you.

If you’d rather just watch how Yukata is worn, that’s just fine too.

Date:                           7th August 2021, Saturday
Time:                           15:00 – 16:00 (BST)
Ticket Price:               £12
Instructor’s profile:    Yuko Boff
Online tool:                 ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)
Suitable for:                Anyone. No experience required. You can just watch the class to learn if you don’t have your own Yukata.

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Workshop plan

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

Yuko will talk about the following topics and show you how to wear Yukata properly.

  • Brief explanation of Yukata and its usage
  • Different kind of Yukata – for kids, ladies and men, with different styles of Obi
  • How to wear Yukata properly
  • 2 different way to tie your Obi : Chohcho (Bunko) musubi & Kainokuchi musubi
  • Q&A time

Equipment needed for the class

Please prepare your Yukata and Obi (belt) if have them. Otherwise, feel free to watch and ask questions!


Yuko Boff


Member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke” Tea School

Used since ages past to welcome honoured guests and mark significant occasions, the ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony involves much more than simply preparing and serving tea. Sometimes known as the Way of Tea, it brings together many elements of Japanese culture and art: pottery; calligraphy; flower arrangement and kimonos; all suffused with the aesthetic and philosophy of Zen Buddhism. In a busy and sometimes ugly world, the Tea Ceremony offers a tranquil and beautiful space to clear the mind and soothe the soul. 

Learning the Tea Ceremony could fill several lifetimes. In her workshop, Yuko Boff will introduce you to one particular style: Ryurei-shiki. Originally introduced to welcome foreigners, it uses a table and chair. She will present and demonstrate some of the procedures and utensils to use, teach you how to attend a Tea Ceremony as either guest or host, and discuss the concepts which underlie the Way of Tea.

Yuko Kobayashi Boff is a member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke” Tea School and currently practices both in Japan and London.

Yuko will host face-to-face workshops at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022. You will learn manners and how to drink tea at the Tea Ceremony. Then you will enjoy matcha tea prepared for you with a hand-made traditional Japanese sweet.

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