yukata cottons :: Okan Arts

hand-dyed japanese cottons

True Japanophiles, Okan Arts co-owners Patricia and Victoria love to visit Japan and import vintage yukata cottons.

Hand-dyed in one-meter panels, this exciting fabric is used to make casual summer kimonos. Traditionally yukata cottons were dyed with indigo blue but today many of the patterns are produced in a vivid array of colors.

Hundreds of yukata cotton bolts, available as yardage, are offered through Okan Arts online shop. These fabrics are typically 20- to 60-years old.

Yukata cottons from Okan Arts

If you wish to purchase yukata cottons from Okan Arts, please visit our online shop. +peruse now

PLEASE NOTE: The Okan Arts Shop is no longer open to visitors.


Liz Logan of Collecting Culture interviewed Patricia Belyea about her over-the-top yukata cotton collection and the role of yukata cotton in Japanese culture. [25:33 podcast]

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