Thursday, 18 July 2013

OOTD: Japanese Yukata at Gion Matsuri

The heat and humidity of the Japanese summer is not very nice for a girl with hair like me, but thanks to all the cultural festivals that are practically continuous throughout the season it makes it easier to look on the bright side! I recently attended Kyoto's famous Gion Matsuri sporting a traditional navy blue yukata (summer kimono) with white flower details, paired with a aqua/teal obi (traditional belt). 

While the streets of downtown Kyoto were crazy-crowded, the festival was so much fun and the atmosphere almost surreal; it definitely had an energy that I've never experienced before. I hope you're all having a wonderful start to your summer.

xx mindy


  1. What a cool festival. Us women battle too much with what we can't change - you should embrace your curls - they're awesome.

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  2. I love your blog! Definitely following now, stay in touch xx