|A yukata, which is unlined and made of cotton, is worn mostly in the summer. Putting your arms through the sleeves, gentlemen and ladies alike wear the yukata with the left side wrapped over the right side, and tie the obi sash.
||At ryokans fully equipped with air-conditioning, you will be comfortable just wearing the yukata in all seasons of the year. But in the cold seasons, a 'tanzen', which is a rather thick padded kimono, will be provided. At a ryokan, you wear the tanzen over your yukata, and in the same way as wearing the yukata.
||A 'haori' is worn over the yukata or tanzen. It is short in length, and has rather large sleeve-pockets to allow the sleeves of your yukata or tanzen to fit in easily and your arms to move smoothly. This haori also serves as a coat. The tabi are Japanese-style socks.