Kimono Day

There was one thing I have always said I had to try while I was in Japan and that the kimono! Guess what I did it ! yay! The kimono experience aaaa the experience and what will make you know what the experience is? It was unique, fun, fantastic and very memorable. I started off by taking a train to a small country town next to Beppu, from there I went to a kimono rental shop. The shop was full of kimonos for both men and women … yep there was an abundance and when there’s abundance its hard to choose. I finally piked my kimono but funnily enough there was a slight problem with the belt, because kimonos need a bit of a belly so it can fit correctly, the issue was resolved by adding a towel to my belly then adding the belt. So one I was fitted with the kimono, I then got to choose a pair of Japanese sandals which made the experience ever more Japanese. Yep I was ready for my day out with my kimono and slippers. I had all day wearing this beautiful traditional cloths in a very Japanese looking town. It felt like I was in an anime of some sort, o yea I forgot to mention I had a sun umbrella with me which made it even more animeish… if that’s even a real word….anyway I remember passing Japanese people around town and they would always stop me and tell me I look good in the kimono, I guess seeing a foreigner in a kimono was a nice thing for them to see. I agree I think I look good in a kimono, well I think I look good in anything actually, haha that was a joke by the way I’m not that arrogant. Moving on I went around the whole city and had a somewhat unforgettable day, I enjoyed every second of it even though it started getting tiring walking round all day in the hot sun sweating! The day I wore the kimono was the day I felt Japanese…. who was caramel in colour and had curly hair and who spoke English…. mmmmm not so Japanese but you know what I mean don’t you? I wish I had bought a kimono to take back with me but it was a bit to pricey for me! The prices ranged but to get a nice kimono would cost about 80000 yen mmmmm I think I will pass.  Never mind I’m sure one day in the near future I will have my very own kimono that I can treasure and wear.

Kimono and umbrella

Kimono and umbrella

 

Kimono next to a tree

Kimono next to a tree



Kimono karate pose Kimono karate pose

Kimono next to bamboo

Kimono next to bamboo

 

Please share your Kimono experience by commenting below. I would love to hear your story :) .


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8 thoughts on “Kimono Day

  1. Omg Kitsuki was so awesome! Was there too, you should have come with us Abu-chan :D It’s funny how simply wearing kimono you feel some sort of surreal dignity you don’t normally feel. Well, at least I did. I think you might have too, after all, you do look good in kimono! :P
    Did you go to the castle and so? The entrance to places is free if you wear kimono :)
    I love this blog already! Thanks for creating it!

  2. I went there too! with cherry and the kimchi(s) :D and 1 Philippine friend.
    it’s true it was awesome. I even went there twice. I went to a museum (or museum-looked-like house) where you could see the traditional Japanese house ware, even like traditional Japanese toilet, kitchen, and dishes.. and it was for free! It was in somewhere around samurai complex.
    And the castle, yes, it was nice. It was like in the cliff and you can see the beach view from there. :)

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