[Throwback] 1 of the last hands on Japanese cultural experience from my class would be the kimono experience class. For the summer, students would don the Yukata but for the winter, we would wear the more formal Kimono. Our class was divided into 2 time slot and we only got to wear the kimono for about 20 minutes in total in additional to 30 minutes for the Kimono experts to wear it for us.
Here’s a short video of the Sensei tying the Obi for us (Kimono waist band), it is amazing how nifty their fingers are to create such elaborate ribbons from 1 long strip of cloth.
I chose an orange Kimono with green patterns as it was close to Christmas season when we did our Kimono experience class but the overall presentation on me didn’t look too bad. (I did my own hair that day). It was definitely a fun time with my classmates where we rushed to the significant photo spots in school to take photos for our own keepsake. Fun times!