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 next to a tree
Kimono karate pose
Kimono next to bamboo
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