I didn’t manage to get my Yukata in time for my first hanabi but I decide to wear the Yukata when I join my classmates for the biggest fireworks in Tokyo. Really nice yukata can go up to 20,000 – 30,000 JPY and above but I got a discounted set from Seiyu for only 4,000JPY. Then wooden sandals (geta) at a discounted chain too….My ensemble was about 8,800JPY
some of the ladies would head to the shops for them to wear their yukata and set their hair style. I watched a youtube video and tried wearing the yukata on my own and did a simple updo hair style. Not 100% correct but I think it should still manage 🙂
But then, it started pouring and the fireworks had to come to an abrupt end which was really unfortunate as this was supposedly to be the biggest Tokyo hanabi with 2 locations in close proximity and for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Even though, our hanabi came to an abrupt end and we were all soaked through when the rain poured. We saw some people scooted into a shop seeking some shelter from the heavy rain and so we followed them. Ended up, the really friendly shop owner and his friends invited us to join in their gathering as the group of us who had shamelessly seeked shelter in his shop and he didn’t chase us out 😛 We ended up drinking and snacking with middle age uncles and aunties in broken Japanese while waiting out for the rain to stop. What an end to the biggest fireworks in Tokyo 🙂