Yuko Boff

Category: Traditional Culture

What we do at HYPER JAPAN Online 2021

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.

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
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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Yuko Kobayashi Boff is one of HYPER JAPAN’s most in-demand Online workshop lecturers for Sado – Japanese Tea Ceremony. Yuko Kobayashi Boff is a member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke” Tea School and currently practices both in Japan and London.

At her Sado workshop at HYPER JAPAN, she introduces 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.

Wearing Kimono is an important part of her practice as a Sado and Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement ) teacher. For HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, she will share her knowledge about Yukata - summer Kimono for HYPER JAPAN fans.