Actually easy! How to wash yukata at home

Actually easy! How to wash yukata at home

If you went out wearing a yukata this summer, how did you take care of it?
Many people say that yukata is always put out for cleaning. In fact, you can easily wash it in your home washing machine! This time, we will introduce some points to keep in mind when washing yukata.

Yukata is mostly a material that can be washed in a washing machine

Do you have an image of “Japanese clothes=high-end clothes for special occasions”?
Many kimonos are made of silk, and in that case, it is difficult to care at home.
However, yukata materials are generally cotton, hemp, and polyester.It is also used in everyday clothes, and if it is clothes, you use a washing machine.I don’t think it’s difficult because it’s a yukata (there are exceptions, so I’ll explain later).

By the way, the band does not touch the skin, so washing is basically unnecessary.After use, dry it in the shade and remove the moisture.

When you wash your yukata in the washing machine, fold it up and put it in the net

Washing methods vary among those who regularly use kimono.Some people wash everything, others put it in the washing machine with normal clothing…However, in order to satisfy both “easy” and “reduce yukata damage”, washing in “fashionable clothes” is recommended.
Although courses vary depending on the washing machine, courses such as “fashionable clothes” and “dry” are set.Decrease the dehydration time if possible.By making dehydration weaker, wrinkles are less likely to occur.
In the case of a yukata called “powder dyeing”, use water since the water temperature tends to fade when the water temperature is high.

Put it in the laundry net and reduce wrinkles

Another big point is “putting in the net”!
Fold it in the same way as when storing it in a chiffon and put it in the net, making it difficult to wrinkle each stage.Since the yukata has a large area, it takes time to iron, but when you wash it, it will be much easier to clean afterwards.
Recommended is the net sold as “for slacks”.By putting the yukata in a mesh fabric in a wrapped manner, it is an excellent thing that can prevent the bias in the net.

When drying, stretch out wrinkles and dry it in the shade

Choose shade when drying.If there are no clothes hangers, you can prevent them from losing their shape by hanging them in a straight line from the shoulders to the arms using clothespins or struts.
Also, when you dry it, it is effective to prevent shrinking by tapping it and stretching it.
If you don’t mind wrinkles, you can wear them without ironing.If it is a polyester material, it dries quickly and hardly wrinkles.It is recommended for those who want to clean as easily as possible.

Some materials have better hand washing

The yukata is easy to wash! Some say that it is better to wash your hands.
It is also said that those with unique textures (thickness) such as “squeezing” and “shrinking” should be handled gently by hand washing without using a washing machine to protect it.The It’s not a washing machine, but it’s safer to wash your hands to stay beautiful for a long time.
It’s also a good idea to ask a cleaning shop, but very rarely I hear that the squeezed yukata has been ironed.” No press is required for the squeezed or squeezed dough, so it is safe to tell them when you leave.

It’s fun to wear yukata because it’s easy to wash!

As mentioned above, yukata can be washed in a washing machine in most cases.Even if you have the image that “Japanese clothes are difficult to handle”, do you want to wear more yukatas if you find it easy to clean?
September is still hot.Why don’t you enjoy yukata again at the end of summer?
* The most convenient way to wash the fabric is hand washing.Please choose the washing method at your own risk.

Kanako Okumura

A writer living in Kansai. I like vintage fashion, and as an extension of it, enjoy kimono as everyday wear. I particularly like antique kimonos in the early Showa era where there are many bold colors. Because he was an editor / writer for Kyoto guidebooks and information magazines, he is also familiar with Kyoto\\\'s culture and gourmet.

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