Tuesday, September 16, 2008



I had stayed at my parent’s house in Fukuoka for two weeks. Fukuoka is my hometown. Have you ever been to Fukuoka?? I want you all to come to Fukuoka! There are many good foods in Fukuoka, so I got fat!! I have to go on a diet after I come back to my dorm:-P While I stayed at Fukuoka, I met old friends, went shopping and Oita to meet my grandmother and so on. This picture is Fukuoka tower.

By the way, I also put on a long-sleeved kimono. This is my mother’s kimono which she also put on when she was twenty years old! In Japan, people who become twenty years old are regarded an adult. And there is Coming-of-Age day on January every year. Coming-of-age celebrations are held at each place in Japan at the day. Women often put on long-sleeved kimono and attend the celebration. This time, I was taken a picture beforehand because I will have no time to take a picture at the day. This is one of them.


Nikki said...

You look beautiful in your kimono. I think it is a really cool idea to have a nation wide celebration when everybody who turns twenty years old. It must be a really fun day!

Nina Liakos said...

I agree with Nikki. You look stunning in that kimono! I can't believe it is many years old. It looks like you just bought it.

Your trip to Fukuoka sounds fabulous. I don't believe you could get fat in two weeks, though, so don't worry! :-)


SAHORI said...

Hi, Ayumi!!
I want to go to Fukuoka. I haven’t gone to Kyushu.
The kimono is very beautiful!! I took pictures with putting on a kimono like you, too. It was very heavy, wasn’t it?? But I enjoyed taking pictures!!

Sachi said...

You are so beautiful!!! I was happy to meet you by chance in the university today. You spoke in a local dialect, and I liked it. I want to go to Fukuoka and eat Hakata ramen.

tomoko said...

Hi! You look very beautiful!! When I saw your pictures, I want to be twenty years. Tell me about your trip on 22th!