Yukata Workshop 2018

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

© Yukata Workshop 2017 at JCC

The Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan and JETAA Singapore (Japan Exchange and Teaching programme Alumni Association) are delighted to present a yukata workshop this year too. Conducted by Singaporean, Nathalie Ng, with her in-depth knowledge acquired from living in Japan, this workshop will focus on yukata trends seen over the recent years in Japan. It will also feature a hands-on session on how to wear a yukata simply and beautifully.

In addition, a short Q&A session will be held at the end. Participants are welcome to bring along their own yukata for the hands-on session if they have them. Due to the limited number of yukatas available for the hand-on session, those interested are encouraged to register early to ensure a place. For those who were unable to make it for last year's workshop, this is an opportunity not to be missed! If you have your own yukata, bring them along!

About the Workshop

Traditionally worn during natsu matsuri (summer festival), the yukata has been known as a symbol of summer, as well as a symbol of youthful exuberance. Having fewer rules in its assembly than its more formal cousin, the kimono, the yukata has been experiencing growing popularity with the youth. Festivals such as the Hamamatsu Yukata Festival were created due to growing interest in yukata. Hence, this workshop aims to cover a short history of the yukata, and highlight trends over the recent years. It also hopes to prove how easy it is to wear the yukata, and to share the yukata and kimono experience with the public.

About the Speaker

Ms Nathalie Ng

Ms Nathalie Ng is an ex-JET participant (Japan Exchange and Teaching programme) who had resided in Shizuoka. She first started wearing yukata at the age of 17. Since then, she has been unable to resist yukatas and kimonos, and adds any attractive finds to her growing collection. Together with her best friend, Lili, they organise yukata or kimono outings around Singapore. Through this workshop, Nathalie aims to share the simplistic beauty of the yukata from a Singaporean's point of view, and to increase awareness of Japanese culture. Nathalie is also the former President of JETAA (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association), Singapore Chapter.

About JETAA Singapore

The JET Alumni Association (JETAA) was created in 1989 to strengthen and maintain the bonds of friendship developed between former participants of the JET Programme. JETAA Singapore is one of the youngest chapters of the JETAA network, and works closely with the Embassy of Japan, the Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) Singapore and other related organisations to promote a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and Singapore.

Details of the Workshop


Saturday, 7 July 2018


3:00pm - 5:00pm
(Registration starts 2:30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



Register for the Workshop

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In an event if the registration is full, or you would like to cancel your registration, please e-mail us at jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp.

Kindly register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

As we only have limited yukata available, we recommend that participants bring their own yukata if they have one.


Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Parade Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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