The japanese kimono is a traditional garment that is, a real symbol of the japanese culture. It should not be confused with the clothing used for the martial arts. Previously, the japanese kimono was worn by all the japanese and was used as a garment of everyday life. It is now worn for special occasions such as weddings or other ceremonies, and as an article of clothing for summer (yukata). With the exception of the Yukata which is a japanese kimono of lightweight cotton, the other kimonos are usually made of silk, wool or linen. The yukatas are easier to put on and are washable at home without any problem.