Jinbei Boy – Dinosaur Print
You know it’s summer in Japan when the guys wearing the jinbei starts showing up. The other night I had a long discussion at a bar with a Japanese couple on where and when it is sociably acceptable to wear a jinbei. A jinbei is a two piece easy lounge version of the yukata which in itself is an even more causal version of the kimono. The discussion, although very informative, sadly never touched on the subject of patterns. I think a dinosaur patterned jinbei would be socially acceptable just about anywhere. This little boy at a festival last year really pulled it off!