May 25, 2008

One picture - Traditional Japanese Kimono and Hakama

I don't really have much time, because I have to pack still, and then get on a plane to go to Morocco for a conference, but I wanted to make a quick note of things.

Yesterday I married L., and for the past week my family has been in Japan. We went out to an amazing Kaiseki Japanese feast (11 courses!) and for the occasion - the first time that both families met - Alana, Jana, Grandma Bessie, myself, and L. were in traditional Japanese Kimono (or for me, the Hakama.)

The only pictures I have are blurry (dad doesn't know much about cameras!) but here is one with Alana, L., Jana, and I.



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Re: One picture - Traditional Japanese Kimono and Hakama
That's a decent looking set of Hakama you've got on there. Where'd you get it, and did it burn a hole in your pocket?
Posted 13 years, 5 months ago by Alex • @wwwReply
Hakama
The Kimono and Hakama are from Kimono Rental Aki in Shibuya. I highly recommend them, but they do not have Japanese speakers on staff. The shop owner is a really nice old lady who helped out with everything - picking out Kimono for 4 women to match the bride's, setting up hair appointments for them, etc.

I don't know the first thing about Hakama, but I dug it. I could never get my decorative clasp to point the right way (straight) but otherwise it was really great (if constricting after a few hours + dinner.)

Huh, our picture is on their website now - crazy! They really, really were happy that my 88 year old grandma wore a kimono (first time in Japan too!)
Posted 13 years, 5 months ago by Fugu • • wwwReply
Re: One picture - Traditional Japanese Kimono and Hakama
You got MARRIED yesterday? (that is, day before yesterday.)

I guess congratulations are in order.

Unless I missed some subtlety there.

If you did it, then maybe there's hope for me!

Have fun in Morocco.
Posted 13 years, 5 months ago by Douglas • @ • • Reply
Yeah, I'm a married man now
Yep, I got married on the 24th. Now the wife and I (it sounds crazy to say it, but is lots of fun - she called my danna by accident today too ...) are now in Marrakech, Morocco for a conference (for me) and a honeymoon (for her.)

Mixing the two means we end up having a crappy honeymoon and conference, but it is better than none. :)
Posted 13 years, 5 months ago by Fugu • • wwwReply
Re: One picture - Traditional Japanese Kimono and Hakama
The grandmothers are too cute for words. It's no wonder the shop used the pictures. You look at least somewhat natural in the hakama. I'd just look crazy. A 93 kilo, 178cm Scots/German redhead with freckles and a loud voice you can hear clear across the pacific. The very thought is frightening.

Congratulations again. At least Marrakech is an exotic an interesting place for a honeymoon.
Posted 13 years, 5 months ago by Douglas • @ • • Reply

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