We participated in a kimono workshop at the Toyota International Association (TIA) in Toyota City. For just a few hundred yen we got to play dress-up professional style, thanks to the kimono-sensei who volunteered to dress us and my friend Mari-san for signing us up. What do you think of the result?
We were fortunate enough to run into a Japanese wedding party yesterday. The lady in white and the man in the gray hakama in the middle of the picture are of course the bride and groom. They are posing in front of the temple entrance. I was surprised to see so many people dressed in... Continue Reading →
Yukata – summer kimono
Today I wore a yukata for the first time. A yukata is a casual summer kimono, usually made of cotton. In day-to-day life, I usually spot one woman in yukata a day. But at summer festivals and especially at firework displays (hanabi taikai), a lot of people wear yukata. My yukata was a gift from... Continue Reading →