Yesterday was National Foundation Day and (woohoo!) a day off from school. Some of the school ladies wanted to play dress up, though, and spent the morning dressing me in different kimono and hakama (they're like pants) and doing my hair. It was their first time dressing a foreigner, and they seemed to have a lot of fun! I felt like I was in a commercial as I stood outside the shop here as they snapped photos.
This red kimono is for very special occasions. And thank goodness. Underneath it were several other layers - including - believe or not - a lot of padding above my derriere and on my chest in an attempt to make me more "flat". Ha! Thank goodness I only had to stand there and smile...it was about all I could do in that get up!
I thought it was nice that they chose to dress me properly in FSU colors, too :)