About a year ago, I'd bought two lots of 5 yukata on Yahoo Japan Auctions (see this post!)
I've just found out that the seller has once again put up a load of these lots of 5 for sale on Yahoo Japan Auctions! I'm very tempted to buy another lot, but I already know I have waaaay too many yukata, and that I'm not supposed to be spending money on kimono, so I'll restrain myself, somehow. Maybe by eating cake.... :P
These lots of 5 are cheap (about Y5000, although there are lots that cost about Y6800), and they do kinda look cheap too. From afar, they do look decent, but their low quality is quite obvious when it's upclose. For example, here are various pictures of my sister and I wearing yukata from my lots:
A nice striped blue one...
One of my favourites, a sky blue one with goldfish:
My sister is in another favourite, my only green yukata, while I'm in a nice red one:
See, they don't look that bad, do they? I feel as though some of them really do look cheap, but maybe it's just that I can't get the feel of the cheap material out of my mind!
Anyway, I just wanted to let people know that there are these lots up for sale, and to warn them that if they do buy one or ten of these lots, the yukata look and feel their price. I think that it would help alot if you were to wash them a few times, to get the stiffness out of the fabric. Once that's one, it'll look and feel alot more comfortable and less cheap :)
Just for anyone's information, you can see the sellers' pages here:
1) Link to adakinu_kyoto
2) Link to adakinu
^_^ If you buy a lot, please post a comment and let me see pictures when you get them and wear them! Hehehe.