In line with the “Himeji Yukata Festival”, which will start on June 22nd, staff at Shinkansen in Himeji turn their uniforms into yukatas and carry on their duties.
At the station branch of Himeji Shinkin Bank, which has its head office in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, every year, staff wear yukata and work on the day before the Yukata Festival to excite the festival mood. Working in this yukata has been going on for more than 30 years, and it has become a summer feature of Himeji alongside the Yukata Festival. The Himeji Yukata Festival will be held for two days from the 22nd, with a parade and total dance for children. (Kobe Shimbun)