Photographer's Note

This photograph is taken in Ueno in the summer of last year. Ueno is a downtown area in Tokyo and an old atmosphere still remains in some places, such as a private house and a shrine, at the rows of street from here to Asakusa. And a morning-glory fair and the Tanabata Festival are held as a seasonal true symbol every year, and this period is crowded with many visitors. And, yukata matches well in summer of Japan.
This photograph is taken on the way from Iriya's morning-glory fair to the Tanabata Festival of Kappa-bashi. When I see the long distance of the passage, the family who wore the yukata was crossing the pedestrian of the passage. The father was wearing the straw hat and Zōri (footwear), and was pulling the baby carriage which picked up the baby. By its side, the little girl grasped the mother's hand and made it shameful. Probably, this family will be the middle of returning from a festival.

A yukata is a Japanese garment, a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, and unlined. Yukata are worn by both men and women. Like other forms of traditional Japanese clothing, yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves.

Zōri are flat and thonged Japanese sandals made of rice straw or other plant fibers, cloth, lacquered wood, leather, rubber, or—increasingly—synthetic materials.

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