Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Bit of Traditional Japan

Earlier last week, I went to the bookstore and spotted this store, a hakama rental shop. A hakama is a traditional style of dress that was originally only worn by men, but now is worn by both men and women. In particular, a lot of girls wear them for their graduation ceremony. I'm sure the aim of this shop is to get graduating students to rent from them. Some of the patterns are just so beautiful, I'm a bit jealous that they get to wear such lovely clothing during their graduation ceremonies. A part of me wants to rent one just for fun, but that would probably be a bit expensive.
Speaking of traditional uniforms, a member of my club recently came to the club dressed in her archery club uniform. Looking at it kind of makes me wish I had also joined a traditional Japanese sport.
But then I think of the work and practice that would be involved and maybe it's not worth it after all...


  1. Wow, she looks great, omg. :') That woman is FIERCE.
    I love traditional costumes. PERIOD. I want to wear a kimono with a glamorous furisode or a simple yukata some day! *_*

  2. Me too! Can't wait for summer to come so I can wear mine with my new friends. T_T