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Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

A Brief History of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually on February 14th. It is a day when people express their love and affection for one another by exchanging gifts, cards, chocolates, and flowers. But what is the origin of this widely celebrated day? Let’s take a look back at its history to find out why we celebrate it today.

The Origins of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day has its roots in ancient Rome as part of Lupercalia. This is a festival dedicated to the god Faunus. On this day, young men would draw names from a jar and spend the following month with that person as their companion. Later, during the middle ages, Valentine’s Day was associated with courtly love. This is a concept focused on adoration between two people without any physical contact. This tradition was popularized by Geoffrey Chaucer in his poem “Parlement of Foules” which he wrote in 1382. In addition to courtly love, Valentine’s Day also became associated with St. Valentine who was martyred by Emperor Claudius II in 269 AD after attempting to convert him to Christianity.

Why We Celebrate Today
In modern times, we celebrate Valentine’s Day as an opportunity for couples to express their love for each other. We show this through gift-giving and special gestures of affection such as writing heartfelt cards or taking each other out on romantic dates. The exchange of gifts has become one of the most important traditions. It symbolizes appreciation for one another and an expression of thanks for being together on this special day every year.

Unique Gifts
If you’re looking for something unique and practical that your  Valentine will appreciate and use for years to come, look no further than kimonos and yukatas! These stylish Japanese robes are made from quality cotton fabrics that feel great against the skin. They come in a range of styles, colors, and sizes so you can find the perfect one for your gift recipient. Plus, they’re easy to maintain. Just hang them up when not in use and give them a gentle wash now and then. That way, you can be sure they’ll last for years to come.

Kimonos and yukatas aren’t just beautiful pieces of clothing. They have practical uses too. From lounging around on lazy days at home to dressing up for special occasions, these comfortable robes are versatile enough to suit any situation. They can be worn as loungewear or dressed up with accessories like obi belts or tabi socks for more formal events. The possibilities are endless. The value is priceless as they last much longer than flowers or candy. Shop online for a great selection and quick shipping from our Kimono Shop.

The Decision is yours
Valentine’s Day has been around for centuries but its significance remains largely unchanged over time. It is still a day to show your special someone how much they mean to you. From giving thoughtful gifts and writing meaningful cards to spend quality time together, there are many ways you can express your love and appreciation on this special day. So make sure you put some extra effort into making your loved one feel appreciated this February 14th!

koi fish yukata from Japan

Blue Koi Yukata

Happy New Year…Lunar New Year that is!

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

Celebrate the start of good fortune and luck as we approach Lunar New Year 2023                                                                   

Sunday, January 22nd will mark the start of a new lunar year. With it comes optimism for those born in the Year of The Rabbit. This 15-day celebration is commonly known as Chinese New Year. It is also known as the Spring Festival. The day is one of the most important holidays across Asia. This time symbolizes fresh starts and renewal to bring prosperity, happiness, and health into people’s lives.

The rabbit is one of the twelve zodiac animals featured throughout this holiday. Rabbits embody an air of peace along with long life due to their docile nature. It is considered extremely lucky amongst these twelve mythical creatures! Those born in the said zodiac are believed to be wise beyond their years with shrewd judgment. May they find prosperity during this auspicious time.

Now’s your chance to welcome abundance into your life. Act before another powerful cycle begins anew at the lunar calendar’s next turn. Make sure you don’t miss out! Let us all join in wishing good fortune upon our friends and family entering the world on such auspicious days. Happy (Lunar) New Years everyone!

Many people believe that what you do at the start of a new year affects your luck for the rest of the year. On Chinese New Year’s Eve, many people stay up late to wish their friends and family after the clock strikes twelve. People also exchange red packets to bring good luck and positivity. Another popular way to celebrate the New Year is to wear a new Japanese Kimono or Yukata to a party. You can shop our online store to find the right one for you.

Happy New Year!

Celebrating the Lunar New Year: Welcoming in the Year of the Rabbit

Sunday, January 8th, 2023

Every year, millions of people around the world celebrate the start of a new year. In many parts of Asia, there is a special celebration that takes place, the Lunar new year. This year marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit. With it arrives all sorts of wonderful festivities. To commemorate this joyous occasion, people often wear new kimonos for luck. They also set off fireworks, and plan festive meals. The goal is to make the most to celebrate this magical time. Let’s take a closer look at some of these beloved traditions.

Decorating Outdoor Areas
One way that people welcome the Lunar new year is by decorating their outdoor areas. Decorations often feature symbols meaningful to that year. For instance, during this coming new year, the décor will include rabbits for luck. People also decorate with other symbols associated with tranquility, and creativity. This tradition symbolizes good fortune for both individuals and families as they enter into this fresh start.

Wearing New Kimonos
Nothing says “new beginning” like a brand-new outfit. During the Lunar new year celebrations, many people choose to wear kimonos in bright colors such as red or yellow. These colors represent long-lasting luck throughout life. In addition to being beautiful pieces of art themselves, kimonos have a great deal of cultural significance. They are often seen as a sign of respect towards those who celebrate this joyous event with you. You can find the perfect kimono for yourself at this online kimono shop.

Setting Off Fireworks
Another way people joyfully welcome the new beginning is with fireworks! Of course, fireworks can be dangerous if not handled properly. But when used correctly they can be just one more way to make this special time even more memorable. Use caution whether shooting them off on your own or watching a public display. When lighting up the night sky, it’s hard not to feel excited when you hear those loud bangs! The colorful bursts can be mesmerizing.

Celebrate The New Beginning
Celebrating the Lunar new year is an age-old tradition in parts of Asia. It continues today just as strongly as ever before. There are so many wonderful ways to take part in this important event. From decorating outdoor areas with special symbols to wearing new kimonos for luck. And finally setting off firework displays.

Family members, friends, and acquaintances from far and near come together specifically for this magical time every single year. It can also serve as an important reminder for us all about how precious these moments are. It reminds us how we need to cherish every single one we have left together. So why not join in on these beloved traditions for yourself?  Celebrate your own personal ‘new beginning’ today!

2023 – The Year of the Rabbit

Thank You For Making Our Kimonos Part of Your Holidays

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your holidays. We appreciate your business year-round. But we admit to getting extra joy serving you during the gift-giving seasons. Kimonos and yukatas make wonderful and practical gifts. These are perfect for a birthday, holiday, anniversary, graduation, or another special event. With our large selection and an array of sizes, we always have the authentic kimono you are looking for.

What’s the Difference between a Kimono and a Yukata?

Kimonos and yukatas are both traditional Japanese garments. The best ones are made from lighter-weight fabrics such as cotton and silk. The main difference between them is their usage. Kimonos are more formal garments that are typically reserved for special occasions like weddings. A yukata is a casual wear usually seen at summer festivals or during hot weather.

Both garments feature beautiful designs. Using a combination of colors and patterns they become one stunning piece of clothing. When shopping for a kimono or yukata, there are several factors to consider. It is important to evaluate the size, color schemes, fabric type, and sleeve length. However, no matter what kind of garment you choose you can be sure it will make a great gift!

Why Choose Authentic Japanese Wear from Chopa.com?

At our online store, we offer only authentic Japanese wear designed by skilled artisans. These experts take great pride in their craftsmanship. Each piece is handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail and quality. You can be sure your recipient will be delighted with their gift! In addition to offering kimonos and yukatas in various sizes and colors, we also offer accessories. These include obi (the sash worn around the waist) so you can complete your look without any hassle. Each kimono we offer comes with a matching belt, but some prefer to contrast the colors for a more formal and dramatic look. We also offer Japanese Tabi Socks and toe socks for your feet.

We would like to thank you again for allowing us to be part of your holiday season! Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, anniversary, graduation, or another special event, we have you covered. Kimonos and yukatas make wonderful gifts that are practical yet stylish. With our wide selection of authentic pieces combined with quick shipping services – we always have the perfect kimono or yukata for you! Shop now to find the ideal gift for someone special today!

 

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             Beautiful Japanese Kimonos

Supporting Knowledge and Charity

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Did you know that Chopa – Your Kimono Source, donates to charities throughout the year?

We just donated to Wikipedia and we’re feeling really good about it! We believe that knowledge is power and everyone deserves access to accurate information. Chopa is on a mission to help others!

Our donation to Wikipedia marks its 20th anniversary. Will you join us in our journey of helping others? Chopa is committed to making donations throughout the year to charities that help others. It’s our way of giving back to those who could benefit. So far, we’ve donated to causes like Wikipedia, education, and animal rescue and welfare. From now through the end of the year, we will make additional donations to a plethora of causes.

But it doesn’t stop there. Beginning in January, we make donations throughout the year to charities that help others. We seek out causes that we believe give the most to those who will benefit. Sometimes it is a local group, sometimes nationwide. It isn’t about the geography as much as the greater will and ability to help and make a difference. It isn’t just about Christmas time but all the time.

We believe Wikipedia is one of those groups. Wikipedia was founded 20 years ago. Since then, their beloved encyclopedia has grown a lot, through good times and hardships, and today, more than ever, it is serving its true purpose. It helps millions of people study, discover, explore, and research. Each day, Wikipedia gives readers a new chance to acquire the knowledge that is so rightfully theirs, no matter what their circumstances might be.

Wikipedia doesn’t accept ads so donations to this non-profit group are vital to its existence.  Financial support allows edits to be made, and articles to reach new readers; it gives their non-profit the means to stay true to its mission, even as Wikipedia has become one of the most visited websites in the world. Nearly a day goes by when we hear someone mention something they saw or found on Wikipedia. We, as an organization have used it for research. It is a truly valuable resource and one of the few remaining that is free…to everyone.

If you have the resources and feel charitable, now is a great time to look around your own community to find a worthy cause. Because we are nearing the end of year, many charities are running thin on resources and it becomes a great time to help. It also makes you feel good knowing you diod something to help someone else, whether it is an individual, a group or our furry friends.

If you want to go one step further, check with your own office or employer. Many employers will generously match employee contributions: please check with your employer to see if they have a corporate matching gift program.

You can be a part of our mission by simply shopping with us. Every purchase you make helps us give back to those in need. Shop now and feel good knowing that you’re helping make the world a better place! Our online Kimono Shop is open 24 hours a day. Shop our large selection of authentic Japanese Kimonos, yukatas and short-length Happi Coats.

Happy Holidays!  Happy Giving!!

 

Chopa gives to charity.

 

 

Deeply Discounted Kimonos

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Japanese kimonos and yukatas are beautiful, traditional garments. They are becoming increasingly popular with fashion-conscious Westerners. However, importing these items from Japan can be a challenge. Customs inspections are often strict and have many hurdles to entry. Government agencies can flag partial or entire shipments for inspection.  Inspection levels range from simple x-rays to intense. X-rays are self-explanatory. Cartons or entire containers go through x-ray machines.  If anything unusual appears, agents refer the goods for further scrutiny.

Inspection levels consist of minimal, general, customs holds, and intensive exams. Minimal inspections include opening a few cartons, whereas intensive exams can be extremely thorough and very disruptive to the importer. All inspections come with a price tag. Costs are billed to the importer and if unpaid, the merchandise is confiscated and sold at auction to recover the inspection fees.  An x-ray or minimal inspection can cost a few hundred dollars whereas an intense inspection can cost thousands and thousands of dollars.

During an intense inspection, containers are transported to a secure yard and any number of cartons in the container are unloaded.  Depending on the amount authorized by customs, a few boxes or hundreds are removed from the container. The cartons are opened and customs agents, walk through picking, poking, unwrapping, and inspecting goods. Care of the goods isn’t of much concern. Items are left behind and contracted staff place goods back inside the cartons, and reseal their load back onto the container.  For items like clothing, the damage is minimal, but new goods are now open and are not folded or pressed like they were upon arrival.

There are difficulties involved in importing kimonos and yukatas from Japan. Customers that desire these robes are fortunate that some businesses meet the challenge and accept this as part of doing business. But what is done with the opened Kimonos and Yukatas? At Chopa – Your Kimono Source, we work with several third-party sellers that purchase the robes at discounts.  The discount helps to offset the cost of pressing, repackaging, and remarketing the goods to their customers.

Recently, after several new shipments arrived, Chopa had the idea to offer these “open-bag” kimonos to their customers. After all, the robes are new, unworn, and ready to wear. Why not offer these discounts to loyal followers? They are still bagged and refolded, however, they are not crisply pressed and folded like they were from the factory. Once out of the bag, a light ironing will remove any wrinkles. This isn’t any different than when robes are direct from the production facility. Often customers will press their newly arrived kimonos because of the folds and creases that show with any new garment.

The discounts on these kimonos and yukatas are as much as 40% off. That is quite the bargain. We initially have several dozen, but they will sell quickly. It’s a perfect time to shop if you are seeking a Christmas gift. You can iron, and fold one neatly into a gift box with some tissue and your recipient will be highly pleased to receive such a gift.  If you are not in the gift-buying market, then treat yourself and enjoy the savings.

You can find our current selection on the CLEARANCE page at www.chopa.com.

There are many barriers to importing Kimonos.

Our Most Popular Kimonos – Sept. 2022

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

The changing of the seasons always brings with it a new wave of fashion trends. As summer transitions into fall, many people are looking to update their wardrobes with pieces that reflect cooler temperatures and autumnal colors. If you’re looking for something that’s both stylish and versatile, a kimono may be just the thing for you.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular kimonos in September. Each month we list and discuss the most popular by sales. These are what our customers purchased. Whether you’re planning on dressing up your look or adding something new to your loungewear, a kimono is sure to add a touch of glamor and elegance. So read on to learn more about the hottest styles this season!

Our Best-Selling Japanese Robes in September:

Yukata – Pink Cherry Blossom – The soft pink background is adorned with an array of pink cherry blossoms, a sight commonly found in parks during the blooming season. The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan, making this yukata a truly special piece. Whether you’re attending a party or simply relaxing at home, the Cherry Blossom Yukata is sure to provide you with elegance and comfort.

Yukata – Dragon and Mt Fuji – Blue – This navy yukata is a beautiful and unique way to lounge in style. It’s also a great way to show your love for Japanese culture. Dragons are considered to be potent symbols of wealth, wisdom, and strength. They’re also believed to have mastery over all elements of nature. So wearing a yukata with a dragon design is thought to bring good luck and prosperity.

The addition of Mt Fuji to the design makes this yukata even more special. As Japan’s tallest mountain and a national treasure, Mt Fuji is an iconic symbol of the country. It’s also known as Prosperous Mountain, making it the perfect motif for a yukata that represents good fortune.

Black Kimono Samurai Robe – Looking for a way to relax and unwind? The Black Kimono Samurai Robe is perfect. This luxurious robe is made of 100% cotton broadcloth, which is known for its softness, smoothness, and durability. It’s perfect for practicing martial arts, attending special events or ceremonies, meditating, or just relaxing at home after a long day. And because it’s produced by skilled artisans in Japan, you can be sure that it’s of the highest quality. So why wait? Order your Black Kimono Samurai Robe today!

Yukata – Tree of Life – The Tree of Life Yukata is a beautiful and unique piece of clothing that has been popular for centuries. Dating back over 2000 years, this elegant geometric print was first used by the samurai in Japan as a symbol of stability. Over the years, the Tree of Life Yukata has become a popular choice for special occasions such as holidays or battles, as it represents longevity.

Yukata – Cherry Princess – Looking for a way to add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe? Check out our cherry blossom yukata. This beautiful piece is inspired by Japanese culture and mythology, making it a truly unique addition to your collection. The pink and gold Sakura blossoms are set against a turquoise background, symbolizing the fresh waters they grow among. They resemble celestial bodies dancing among the tree branches after raindrops have fallen, making this garment truly special.

Whether you’re dressing up for a special occasion or simply want to add a bit of flair to your everyday look, our cherry blossom yukata is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

If you want to see our entire collection of over 100 styles, colors, and patterns of Japanese kimonos, yukatas, short-length Happi Coats, and more, shop our online store. We are open 24 hours a day and offer fast shipping from the USA. No customs delays or lengthy transit times. We import our kimonos first, thus alleviating the annoying waits and shipping times overseas dealers offer.

Shipping is Free anywhere in the USA on orders of $75 or more. It isn’t too early to think about Christmas gifts. Kimonos were the number one choice of gift in our customer survey conducted the last three years in a row.

 

Lightweight cotton cherry blossom yukata for women

              Pink Cherry Blossom Yukata

Where To Buy Kimonos – August 2022

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

When it comes to finding the perfect kimono, it helps to find the right selection. And with so many different styles and designs available, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. If you’re looking for something that will make a statement, then a best-selling kimono is the way to go. These kimonos are popular for a reason, and they’re sure to turn heads wherever you go. So if you’re looking for something special, take a suggestion from fellow customers like yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Here is a list of our Top Five Best-Selling Kimonos and Yukatas for August 2022.

1) Black Kimono Samurai Robe

Looking for a stylish and comfortable way to relax, meditate,  or practice martial arts? Look no further than the Black Kimono Samurai Robe. This Japanese kimono is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re attending a special event or ceremony, or simply winding down at home after a long day. Crafted from 100% cotton broadcloth, it’s densely woven for added durability and features a lustrous face that feels smooth and luxurious against your skin. Plus, the traditional kimono design is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve with the Black Kimono Samurai Robe.

2) Shodo Yukata

The Shodo Yukata is made of 100% cotton with a shrink-resistant finish, making it both comfortable and durable. The gold and white calligraphy against the black background is both elegant and eye-catching. Whether you’re looking for a robe to wear around the house or something to wear to a special event, the Shodo Yukata is a perfect choice.

3) Dragon and Mt Fuji Blue

The Japanese artist’s dragon and Mt Fuji yukata is an eye-catching piece of clothing that is sure to please anyone who sees it. The blue background with the dragons, gold calligraphy symbols, and Mt Fuji is a beautiful sight, and the expert craftsmanship of the Japanese clothiers is evident in every detail. The yukata is made of 100% cotton and has a shrink-resistant finish, making it easy to care for. It’s machine washable, so you can keep it looking like new with minimal effort. Whether you’re wearing it to a special event or just lounging around at home, this yukata is sure to make you feel like a million yen.

4) Plum Blossom and Finch

Looking for something special to wear? Check out our plum blossom and finch yukata. This beautiful Japanese robe was inspired by a lush garden filled with colorful plum blossoms and graceful finches. The plum blossom symbolizes hope, renewal, and vitality, while the finch represents kindness and charm. The cobalt blue background highlights the soft blossoms on branches. Whether you’re attending a special event or just want to feel extra fabulous, our plum blossom and finch yukata are sure to make you stand out from the crowd. This yukata is very popular for outdoor weddings and bridesmaid gowns.

5) Great Wave Purple

Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave is one of the most famous and influential pieces of Japanese art in the world. Created in 1831, it features a powerful wave crashing against a mountainside. The use of Japanese woodblock printing techniques gives the piece a unique look that has inspired countless other artists.

This yukata, or light summer kimono, features a vibrant purple, gray, black, and white print based on The Great Wave. It’s perfect for any fan of Hokusai’s work or anyone who wants to feel the power of nature while they stay cool in the summer heat. Made from 100% cotton, this yukata is comfortable and breathable, making it ideal for hot days or evenings spent strolling through town or enjoying a festive event.

So make a splash with our Great Wave Yukata!

See our entire line of colorful, stylish and beautiful Japanese kimonos and yukatas online.  Order anytime, and receive fast and free shipping on orders of $75 or more anywhere in the USA.

black kimono for men

             Black Kimono Samurai Robe

Learn About Kimonos From A Pro (Part 2)

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Ron Irving is a Managing Partner of Chopa – Your Kimono Source. Established in 1994, Chopa continues to be a leading provider of authentic Japanese Kimonos and Yukata robes.  Ron recently sat down for a one-on-one interview with a live audience at a business trade show.  We are pleased to share some excerpts from this fascinating interview. This is part 2.

How do you know which kimono or yukata to wear?

I like to tell people it is a personal choice. With that, there are some caveats. The Japanese kimono was originally a formal garment most commonly made of silk. It was typically worn by women on important occasions, such as weddings and funerals. Yukata, on the other hand, are casual kimonos that are made of lighter materials, such as cotton, linen, or polyester. Yukata are typically worn in the summer months and at festivals. Because they are less formal than kimonos, yukata are more commonly seen in everyday life.

When choosing a kimono or yukata, it is important to consider the occasion. If you are attending a wedding or funeral, it is appropriate to wear a kimono. For more casual occasions, such as summer festivals, a yukata would be more appropriate. And if you’re not sure which one to wear, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and go with a kimono.

With these guidelines in mind, you’ll be sure to find the perfect kimono or yukata for any occasion. If you are wearing it at home or small gatherings with friends and family, either style works. In the western world, we tend to prefer comfort over all else.

What’s the difference between kimonos and yukatas?

Kimonos and yukatas are both Japanese garments that are worn on special occasions. However, there are some key differences between the two. Japanese kimonos are made from a variety of different materials, including silk, cotton, and linen. They are often brightly colored and feature intricate patterns.

Yukatas, on the other hand, are made from a single piece of fabric and are typically made of cotton. The fabric is also much lighter, making it more comfortable to wear in warm weather. In addition, kimonos are generally more formal than yukatas and are often worn to weddings and other special events. Yukatas, on the other hand, can be worn for a variety of different occasions, including festivals and fireworks displays.

What is your favorite Japanese kimono?

That isn’t a fair question. Japanese kimonos are some of the most beautiful and intricate garments in the world. I have always been fascinated by their design. If I had to select a favorite I would go with a yukata. Yukata are made of lightweight cotton, and they are typically worn in the summer. They are also often worn at Japanese festivals.

I love the way that yukata flows when you wear them, and I love the bright, vibrant colors that are typically used in their design. Kimono yukata are truly works of art, and I am proud to own one. I am normally warmer-blooded so the lighter-weight style works best for me. It is a personal choice. I always recommend that customers buy what they like and prefer. Don’t let someone else’s style or opinion influence you.

What do you think sets Japanese kimonos apart from other types of traditional clothing around the world?  

Japanese kimonos are renowned for their beauty and elegance, setting them apart from other types of traditional clothing around the world. Formal kimonos are made of high-quality silk, which is dyed using a variety of methods to create intricate patterns. The kimono is also cut in a way that flatters the figure, and it is usually worn with an obi or sash, that cinches the waist.

In addition, Japanese kimonos are often accessorized with beautiful jewelry and hair combs. Yukata are a type of Japanese kimono that are made of lighter fabric and are typically worn in the summer. Kimono yukata are a hybrid of the two, and they are made of medium-weight fabric that can be worn in either spring or autumn. No matter what the season, Japanese kimonos are always a fashion statement.

This is Part two in a series. Ron Irving has been an integral part of Chopa for many years. His understanding of the kimono has been so beneficial to our company and our customers.  Shop our online store 24 hours a day. Check back again soon for Part 3 of his interview.

yellow womens kimono

                    Beautiful Kimonos

Best Selling Kimono and Yukata

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

Our Top Five List of Best-Selling Kimonos and Yukatas for June 2022.

It’s finally summertime, and that means it’s time to break out the yukatas and short-length Happi Coats. Whether you’re looking for a traditional yukata to wear to a festival or a colorful kimono to add to your wardrobe, we’ve got just what you need. Check out our top five selling kimonos and yukatas for June and get ready to enjoy the warm weather in style!

If you’re looking for a classic yukata, our number one best seller is a perfect choice. This beautiful red crane and tree yukata feature traditional Japanese pine trees in shades of blue and green. Elegant cranes flying above making it perfect for any summer occasion.

Looking for something a little more modern? Our second and third bestsellers in June are the vibrant Blue Dawn Yukata for women and the distinguished Dragon and Mt Fuji in Navy Blue for men.  The Blue Dawn has always been a popular pick among the ladies.  Blooming peonies are bursting in color against a rich shade of blue. The Japanese design highlights the print with swirls of gold for a classic look.

The Dragon and Mt. Fuji yukata stand on their own for character and eye-catching looks. This particular yukata is offered with a black or red background and each rise to the top of the charts throughout the year. The magnificent Mt Fuji is shown in the background while the respected and iconic dragon intertwines throughout the design. In Japan, the dragon symbolizes wealth, wisdom, and strength with its mastery over all elements of nature.

Coming in at number four is the Blue Koi Yukata. This lightweight cotton robe is popular throughout the year for both men and women. Our exclusive design was created many years ago by a true Japanese artist and still thrives and captures attention today. Fish patterns are very popular during Obon Festivals and outdoor events as well as for lounging inside. Koi represent courage and this robe will give you the spark you need to take on a challenge. This print is also available in the ever-popular Happi Coat.  Happi Coats are short-length versions of yukatas and kimonos and are perfect for Summertime!

Rounding out our monthly best-seller list is Dragon and Bamboo Yukata. This designer print features the powerful dragon among rows of bamboo.  Dragon and bamboo are considered symbols of beauty and endurance throughout Japanese history into modern times. Made of 100% cotton with a shrink-resistant finish, the navy blue and white color palette complement the water deity design of this robe.

To summarize, here is the complete list:

  1. Yukata – Red Crane and Tree
  2. Yukata – Blue Dawn
  3. Yukata – Dragon and Mt. Fuji – Navy
  4. Blue Koi Yukata
  5. Dragon and Bamboo Yukata

It is no surprise that this month’s list is all yukatas since they are lighter weight and are very popular in the hot summer months.

If you are looking for a kimono or yukata that will make you stand out from the crowd, then look no further than Chopa, your go-to source for all things kimono and yukata related. We offer over 100 kimonos and yukatas featuring some truly stunning creations that are sure to turn heads wherever you go. From sleek and modern designs to traditional and ornate ones, we have something for everyone on your list.

Chopa has been selling Kimonos online since 1994. Our reputation is amongst the best in the business. Fast shipping, fair pricing, easy returns, and best of all, we are headquartered in the USA. Your order ships from our central warehouse in Northwest Florida. Shop online 24 hours a day from the comfort of your home or office. Visit our online Kimono Shop today.

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                       Blue Dawn Yukata