Exploring Tokyo


On New Year's Day, we travelled with Yuko's sister Mayumi, and her daughter Enatsu, to the nearby town of Kawagoe. There we visited a large temple grounds where it seemed everyone from miles around was crowded in a festive mood. There were many kimono to see, and I managed to stop a few and ask if I could take their picture:




A different style of kimono, with large pleats.




Apparently this is likely to be her "20 year old coming of age festival" kimono from last year. This makes her at least 21 years old...




The very picture of cuteness. Her parents stepped back, and unprompted, she struck this pose for me.



back to main Japan page