Serenity Sunday: Meiji miss

On a warm day in November 1993, during a work trip to Tokyo, I took a bus to the Meiji shrine and strolled happily through the grounds for several hours.  My visit luckily Young girl with branch 11-06-93-4coincided with a special day dedicated to children, most of whom were dressed up in very special garb for the occasion. Here’s one of my favorites from that unforgettable afternoon.

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8 Responses to Serenity Sunday: Meiji miss

  1. Beautiful garb and a lovely memory. I think traditions like this are/were wonderful. We’ve become too jaded. (Full disclosure…I hate dressing up for anything and almost always wear jeans)

    • krikitarts says:

      Yes, wonderful traditions indeed, and I’m certain that this one is still present-tense. And I appreciate the full disclosure. We’re cut from the same cloth in this respect, Steve. I reserve a pair or two of very nice jeans for special occasions, but love the older ones so much that I take good care of them for as long as they look reasonably presentable, and (OK, full disclosure) sometimes way beyond.

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful, Gary – and all the more so for the neutral surroundings. A :)

    • krikitarts says:

      Yup, when I saw her slowly approaching in that stony trough, she was like a little bioluminescent fish swimming through murky waters. Isn’t that fabric of her kimono amazing?!

  3. Vicki says:

    What a beautiful image (and so lovely to see the traditional costume).
    She has that look of wonder as though the bare twig is something really quite extraordinary – like a child holding a hand-held plastic windmill and watching the breeze turn the wheel.

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