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Girls Go Shopping

By jonathanbp
I was surprised to see so many young people, especially teenage girls and young women, wearing kimono's in Kyoto. I asked at my hotel if there was a special festival on in town and I was informed that there has been a renaissance in traditional clothing amongst the young of Japan. I saw a few men in kimono outfits too and male-female couples walking around in full traditional costume, just going about their business.

These three young women were just like any women of their age group in any developed or developing nation - out shopping on a Saturday....kimono's and shopping bags full of new shoes!

I'm hoping that they were Manolo's or something fancy as they may have felt 'cool' in their kimono's but their wooden sandals looked cumbersome and uncomfortable.

Tags: Japan Street photography Photo journalism Girls Kyoto Kimono Landscape and travel Young women Portraits and people

Voters: georgiepoolie, tonyng, morpheus1955 and 6 more

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Aug 2013 2:54PM
Lovely colourful dresses. A good candid capture.......Sandy
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Aug 2013 3:48PM
nice to see them taking the trouble to dress up GrinGrin

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