Yukata Craze Blog :: Okan Arts

yakata be crazy!

I keep this blog live because it serves as an unintentional archive! I love looking at the patterns of the earliest bolts I imported from Japan that are now long gone. PB


the online shop is now open!

the online shop is now open!

Please visit Okan Arts Online Shop with over 300 450 patterns of vintage Japanese yukata cotton! +click here


what’s next?

what’s next?

This blog is no longer being updated as Okan Arts is building an online store—scheduled to open by the end of 2014. Then online shoppers will be able to see AND buy yukata cottons!


batik-style geo

batik-style geo

Gray, pale blue and dark indigo create an all-over plaid-style diamond pattern.


delight in the garden

delight in the garden

Carnations glowing with color and delicate butterflies fill this vintage-green bolt.


pine needles

pine needles

A well-known Japanese motif–a simple set of pine needles.


butterfly waterfall

butterfly waterfall

Butterfly after butterfly cascade down this teal blue bolt.


springtime infatuation

springtime infatuation

A heady Spring fever grabs you when you view this brilliant butterfly bolt.


two techniques

two techniques

First this bolt is woven with indigo and blue threads in micro checks and then its overprinted with this floral/temple wheel design.


butterflies in wonderland

butterflies in wonderland

Red and blue butterflies wildly wing around a yellow world.


magenta pool

magenta pool

Crazily colored dragonflies hover over a background of liquid magenta.

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