Welcome Back to My Blog!
The new video is from my recent trip to Tokyo and is on the top square of my YouTube videos on the upper right-hand side of this page. The music is loud and pounding because that is what Tokyo is often like. I will be adding more videos in the near future so please check back.
Welcome Back to My Blog!
I have met so many great people on Twitter and I am trilled you stopped by. Please look around and make yourself at home. If you need anything, please let me know.
I do add links and pictures such as the Japanese prints on the right hand side.
All of the slide shows and pictures of the days are mine. Taking pictures is my new joy and it is fun to share them.
Twenty is the age of majority in Japan and so it is celebrated on this date. As I have not heard any personal stories about this holiday I am sharing this entry from Wikipedia.
The seijin shiki covers all those who will reach this age during the current school year, which runs between April and the following March. The ceremony is generally held in the morning at local city offices and all young adults who maintain residency in the area are invited to attend. Government officials give speeches, and small presents are handed out to the new adults.
Many women celebrate this day by wearing a furisode (振袖, furisode?) (a style of kimono with long sleeves that drape down). Since most are unable to put on a kimono by themselves due to the intricacies involved in putting one on, many choose to visit a beauty salon to dress and to set their hair. A full set of formal clothing is expensive, so it is usually either inherited or rented rather than being bought specially for the occasion. Men sometimes also wear traditional dress (dark kimono with hakama).
After the ceremony, the young adults often gather in groups and go to parties or go out drinking. Young women not used to wearing the zori slippers (草履, zōri?) can often be seen limping as the afternoon wears on and evening approaches. Later in the evening, it is not unusual to see wobbly young adults staggering in the trains, heading home after a day of celebration.Labels: Japanese Culture
I love Bono but was not trilled with this article. What do you think?
Someone is stretched out on a lovely beach with a frosty beverage in one hand counting money with the other thanks to plastic food. I only wish that it was me.
Any comments on the new background?Labels: Questions