As you may or may not know (well, if you have +R. K. MacPherson in your circles you will know) that today is seijin no hi. It's basically a celebration for all the people who are turning 20 in one specific year. And guess what? Today's my year!
So, since I'm living in Japan and all that, I decided to splurge and rent a kimono to attend the ceremony. I got up early this morning to do my hair and everything.
And due to the combined hard work of Iwashita-san, the makeup lady (who has a tough job, considering that I don't like makeup and the lady who helped me to put on the kimono, I ended up like this:
|And they helped me take the photo :D|
And by the way, my hairdresser is... I don't know what the English word is, and the only word I can think of is 灵 (ling, which incidentally is part of my Chinese name) which means, according to the dictionary, "quick, alert, efficacious, effective, spirit, departed soul, coffin." Whoops, that took a dark turn. Oh well, I'm probably using the word wrongly. All I know is that as soon as he started to do my hair, he commented "Oh, you washed and dried your hair yesterday" and he was right.
|But he did an awesome job on my hair ^^|
I do believe that most people spent the entire ceremony outside instead.
The theme for this year was 感謝 (kansha - thankfulness) and the ceremony was actually better than I expected (then again, I expected a really boring ceremony).
|We entered during the opening act.|
|This is us braving the crowd. I asked one of|
the professional photographers to help me take a picture
using my camera(;
Wait, or is this the song that I wanted to sing to my brother but couldn't find?
We ended pretty late, which is how we stumbled upon some pretty illuminations, and of course, we took photos there too.
I was really tired by the time I got back, but getting out of the furisode and undoing my hair was way more complicated than I expected (I spent about two plus hours putting it on, I suppose expecting to take it off in two minutes is delusional).
|This is just for my hair. The thing on the left is supposed to add volume.|