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Thank you for your nice comments about last Friday's kimono wear! I am glad you enjoyed participating in this experience. Today we have photos of our friend Tamami who lives in Tokyo. Doug and I met her when she was a student here at Central Wyoming College.
|One of Sheila's hosts, Tamami arranged the|
kimono dressing adventure. She chose to wear
a green kimono which belongs to her mother.
Note the pink clip at the nape which the teacher
used to measure and to temporarily secure items.
|This bin contains the under kimono garments for Tamami.|
See last week's post for more detail.
|Tamami's kimono and obi|
|Tamami's obi has an intricate carriage design.|
|Tamami fully dressed in her kimono and obi.|
|Now, it's Doug's turn to get dressed. He begins with the tabi and the|
under garments. Note the tatami mats on the floor.
|Doug's kimono under garments.|
|Adjusting Doug's kimono and belt.|
|Note how different Doug's obi is tied.|
|Doug's kimono had beads in the front, most likely for decoration.|
|Doug N. and kimono dressing teacher.|
|Sheila and Doug N. from Wyoming and Tamami from Japan|
are ready for the next adventure.
Since we don't know any Japanese, the photographer had to keep coming up to us and physically tilting our heads, straightening our feet, adjusting our collars, and moving our arms.
|Doug and Sheila N.|
As we left, she went out to play with her dog, a Shiba Inu, a very common breed "made in Japan." I pointed to the dog and my camera, and she understood that I wanted her to pose for me this time. You can see how cute she and the dog are.
We exchanged gifts with the kimono teacher. People in Japan always exchange gifts whenever they are a guest in someone's house, or whenever someone does something for them. I think I gave her some postcards and a pin from Wyoming, and she gave us some fancy paper napkins that look like silk.
Thanks again for your comments and questions. Thank you, Nancy!
Sheila N. ~ Wyoming
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Sheila has promised to share more photos and experiences in future Foreign Fridays.