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What is despicable me minion mayhem (new ride of USJ) like?

What is “despicable me minion mayhem”?

It is newride attraction in the minions’area which opened on April 21th in 2017 of Universal Studios Japan.
I’ll introduce some details about “despicable me minion mayhem”.

・waiting time
This ride was just opened recently so waiting time is very long. Especially on weekends and public holidays you have to wait for a long time.

We waited there for 3 hours on Saturday in June.

Now waiting time is getting become longer even weekdays because of summer vacation for students from the end of July to the end of August.(The average waiting time is more than 2 hours! It includes the vacant time just before the end of this ride attraction.)

If you don’t have enough time to wait, you had better go there on weekdays after summer vacation season. 
Or on rainy day tend to be a few people. (Although there are cases where show attractions, ride attractions and parades will be stopped due to inclement weather such as strong winds or heavy rains.)

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Some stories about Yukata (simple kimono)_history, separate Yukata, Yukata experience

If you visit Japan, you may see people who wear Yukata especially in summer.
yukata
・Yukata history
The origin of Yukata goes back to Heian period (794-1185). It is said that Yukatabira, a kind of underwear, was worn to hide their skin for bathing.

In Edo period, Yukata spread to ordinary people. It was used to hide their skin and to absorb moisture after taking a bath.

・These days’ Yukata
Nowadays, Yukata is not for everyday cloths but used as a simple kimono when we enjoy summer festival like firework displays and Bon festival.
fireworks
summer festival
bon dance festival
Most people can’t wear Yukata and kimono by ourselves, so we make a reservation kimono dresser.
Yukata woman
Recently easy-wear Yukata and separate Yukata are also sold at shop and on the internet site.

○Easy-wear Yukata
You have to adjust the length of Yukata and tie the yukata tightly around the waist by using a string, the koshi-himo. But you don’t have to tie Obi. Just put on Obi which is already tied.

○Separete Yukata

Lower part of Yukata is like a wrap-around skirt. Upper part of Yukata is like a jacket with a string. After wearing each part, just put on Obi which is already tied.

・Yukata experience
You can experience Yukata in Tokyo, Kyoto and so on. 
yukata experience
The photo above is the image of Kimono experience.
But you can also experience Yukata (simple Kimono).

Some sites on the internet are available in English. 

If you have Yukata put on you by professional person, Yukata hardly come loose and keep beautiful shape compare to get dressed yourself. So I recommend professional dresser.

・Yukata for sleeping wear
If you stay at Ryokan (Japanese-style hotel), probably Yukata is prepared in the room instead of pajamas. 
yukata for sleeping wear
yukata for sleeping wear
This type of Yukata is for sleeping wear. How to wear this Yukata is easy.

1. Put your arms through the sleeves
2. Bring the right side of Yukata to your left body and after pull the left side over the right side.
3. Tie string(Obi) around the waist for women. Tie Obi over the hipbone for men.

※ You have to wear in Migimae. It is the order of pulling the right side over first and then pulling the left side over. If reverse, it is for corpse in funeral ceremony.

Even some business hotel also prepare Yukata.
If you come to Japan, you should experience Yukata!

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