Yesterday, it was the Adults day in Japan. The ceremony was held at big halls or convention center by the city governments. The new adults attended these ceremony in kimono or suit.
These are advertisements from today’s news paper.
They are ads of “the kimono school”. They are recruiting the new students. Actually, the average Japanese women who were boned after WWⅡdon’t know how to wear kimono by themselves!! It is embarrassing story, but I can’t wear it without someones help either… So, these ads might be published to the ladies who wore kimono yesterday and had good feeling in it.
Wearing kimono or learning how to wear are not common in Japan recently. It is a kind of accomplishments for women as well as the Japanese flower arrangements or the Japanese tea ceremony. I know about these traditional Japanese culture as much as, or even less than foreigner who love Japan .
However, as getting old, I don’t want to accept , I want to know the quintessences of our traditional cultures. I will try again in the future the art of calligraphy that I had learned before I had kids. The first objective of it is to learn how to write Japanese characters beautifully, but it give me the time for meditation.
Here is a good info for young man who wants to get married with a Japanese lady!
Kimono with long sleeves hanging down to her kneeds is called furisode and it was permitted to wear only for single women.
But be carefull, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t have any boyfried, it just means not married!!
Check how furisode looks like on my sister’s blog →★