Hurrah! Jusco is having a Yukata fair in Queensbay Mall since last Friday in conjunction with the Bon Odori being held on this Saturday.
As some of my Tweeter followers may already know, I've been hunting for a yukata especially online. That is until a little birdie told me that Jusco is having a Yukata Fair. But that little birdie was in PJ, and she meant the one held in Jusco Mid Valley.
With a little fairy dust and magical taps on the keyboard keys,
The Yukata Fair in Mid Valley has already ended but the one in Jusco, Queensbay Mall has just begun and will last until 18th of July. Post Bon Odori Day.
Of course I grabbed Ben and we made a drive over the sea ASAP.
If you're wondering where it is, the Yukata Fair is being held at the South Wing Court.
After a careful selection under the professional scrutiny of Ben, I was too star-struck by all the pretty prints and accessories. We settle on a yukata.
Sensei Harumi helping me out.
There will be people there to assist you in trying out your choice of yukata. It might seem complicated but worry not, they will teach you and there will be instructions packed with every yukata.
Each basic set comes with a yukata, sash and a pre-tied obi. Obi is the pretty belt. Some even comes with a matching geta, the clogs.
Prices varies from the sets from rm250+ to even rm400+
Yes, I tried it on with my work attire. Not the smartest thing to do.
The prints differ as well, from kawaii pink patterns to somber sexy black.
They are even yukata for men. starting price around RM120+ but of course not as colourful as the women's.
There were many on lookers as well as people there that day to try out and buy the beautiful yukatas.
They also sell many accessories for your yukata. Ranging from pretty fans, obimage which is the belt accessory, pouches, flowery hair clips and delicate umbrellas.
Lace? Er...perhaps another time.
Harumi was telling me about the history of yukata, and how a FASHIONABLE SAMURAI made that little collar accessory popular. I just nodded in amazement.
Lastly the pre-tied obi making our lives easier.
Wives of samurai would also carry small fans but they were actually concealed mini katanas. Don't mess.
The happy and hot camper.
Traditionally, yukata is worn with nothing underneath. But more modest women can opt for the basic lingerie or camisol, Just remember not to show your VPL (Visible Panty Line)
I had a big buckled belt under-neath there.
Felt a little like a dumpling. More and more excited school girls were getting into the Japanese spirit so I had better get out of there.
Real Japanese with the fake Japanese.
This is the gorgeous Sensei Harumi who also tied a princess knot with my obimage. Can you spot it? She'll be helping people with their yukata at Bon Odori Penang as well. If you spot go to her. She's the pro.
Lastly, I would like to thank Jusco for not forgetting us here up in the north. The yukata fair was lovely though many of the items were already snatched up in MV
Domo arigatou gozaimasu~