Tag Archive: nagoya


Halloween 2013

First of all, I’d like to say I’m really sorry about my lack of updates! I have several planned that I will be posting as soon as possible.  If you didn’t know, I’m currently in Japan studying abroad until May.

まず、更新の欠如ですみません!なるべく速くポストをいつか作るつもりです。5月まで日本に留学しているのは現状です。

When I went to update the blog a a few weeks ago, Flickr was beta-ing their redesign, and the HTML coding was missing from the beta and the original site, so I had to wait until they fixed it.

数週間前に更新しようとしたが、Flickrは更新中でHTMLが消えてしまったので、直ったまで待つより仕方がなかった。

I didn’t wear kimono from the time of the last post until Halloween except for Otakon, which, due to  a lack of pictures, I regretfully will not be posting about.  So, for Halloween, my dorm and one of the other study-abroad dorms threw a Halloween party, so of course, I took the opportunity to wear kimono.  For this occasion I decided to wear my newly-bought-in-Japan yukata with spider webs and new black hakama. The hakama are a tad long, so I need to hem them a  bit, it’s kind of tedious, so I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

この前のポストの時からハロウィーンまでOtakon除いて着物をきていなかった。写真の欠如があるものだから、残念ながら、Otakonについてはポストしない。とにかく、ハロウィーンのために、私の寮の人ともう一つの寮とともにハロウィーンパーティーを催した。当然だが、着物を着た。日本で新しく買ったクモの巣の柄の浴衣を着て、新しい黒い袴を履いた。袴はちょっと長すぎるので、ちょっと短くしたいけど、まだるっこいから、まだしていない。

Ryouji and I in our kimono.

私とりょうじ

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Brittany in a lolita cat outfit.

ねこロリ姿のブリッタニー

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After the party, I changed into something a bit warmer and more comfortable.

パーティーの後で、もっと暖かくて着よい着物に着替えた。

Babette as a maid.

メードのバベット

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Ayaka and I.

私とあやか

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Jen as sushi.

寿司のジェン

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The next post will be up shortly, and I have a lot lined up, so please look foward to it!

次のポストは速く作るつもりで、たくさんが並んでいるから、お楽しみにしてくださいね。

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This second tutorial I made is my first ever YouTube video! It’s in two parts: the first part is dressing in the kimono, which can be used for any kimono, save for maybe kuro-tomesode, and the second part is tying otaiko with a Nagoya obi. Later, I’ll do formal kimono and men’s kimono. I’m really excited about this, but unfortunately, the sound on my camera apparently doesn’t work so well, so I’ll probably re-do this at some point. It gets the job done though!

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI7UG05psAE

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDUY3V-n0xc