And of course, there is the Kimono Fashion Show. Y'all might remember the kimono shop from that one-time baito and the Yukata wearing stuff. So, more-or-less the same stuff, except I have to pay quite a bit. Even though the Kimono (mine's a 訪問着 - houmongi) itself was free (and apparently worth 300 000 yen), the customisation to my size was about 80 000 yen. But I asked around and asked the mighty Google, and it appears that if the customisation is done within Japan, like mine was, then it's still ok. A little on the high side, but not yet a rip-off.
Yesterday, we had a rehearsal! There were supposed to be eight of us, but two didn't come, including my partner. Needless to say, I was really really worried today.
Since I came at 9, and started at about 9:30, I was done by 10:30. Maybe 11. Did I mention that I was only supposed to report at the place at 2:20 pm?
|They very helpfully had all the reporting times at the back.|
|And now, walking back to the event hall.|
|Outside waiting room. Not the official waiting room waiting room.|
|See! Scene 2, number 76|
|You might recognise this photo from Google+, but yes, panda eyes.|
|Me with a group-mate|
So... when in doubt what to do, EAT.
|It's called a fruit crepe, but it's basically a vanilla ice-cream|
crepe with fruits on the side.
The ending ceremony was actually not that bad. There was some prize-presentation (I didn't even know this was a competition of sorts!) which was meh, but then they read this letter by one of the participants on why she wanted to participate. It was really moving, and I honestly wanted to cry a little. Then a closing speech, which was thankfully short, a loud bang and streamers which made most of us jump, and finally, it was over.