If you know me at all, then you know I love holidays. Well, one of the most important holidays in Japan is coming up, and that's New Year's, or Shōgatsu (正月). So I've been doing a lot of research on how to celebrate the New Year in Japan. I will not really talk about the history or get into too much detail explaining what things are. This is more a practical guide on what to do and when.
On October 29th, there was an international meetup for Kimono de Jack. So, since I was already in Japan, I thought I had to go to Tokyo to represent America and KdJ Massachusetts.
So I bought a (expensive) plane ticket and stayed in Tokyo for all of two days and one night. Here are pictures from my adventures there.
Kimono de Jack World Meetup 2016
First there are two videos, a picture slide show, and an adorably awkward video of greetings from around the world.
Ara is a kimono enthusiast and student of Japanese culture and history. Currently they're working as an English ALT in Yamaga City, Japan. Follow along for a window into daily life in a small rural town in Kyushu.