Tag Archives: tradition

delegation & decoration

at an indian wedding, one of many activities that kept the bride busy was answering mobile phone calls from those who could not attend the wedding. several mobile phones were passed onto her ears from others as well as her own since some remote callers were considerate enough to call other relatives attending the ceremony that they knew, sparing the bride from dealing with constantly ringing phones and carrying the phone without any pockets on the traditional wedding costume.

indian wedding, bride

from mumbai, india, 2007.

Sugamo – Obaachan’s harajuku

Sugamo – Obaachan’s harajuku
Originally uploaded by jabberer.

This statue, in a temple, is believed to have a special power.

People wait in a long queue to ‘touch’ this statue, though this

‘touch’ may not be so subtle. First people pour the water on the

statue and then wipe the water with the white clothes. What I hear is

that the corresponding body part of yours where the statue was

touched/wiped by you will be healthy or healed (if it was not in good

health).

yukata – summer clothes

yukata – summer clothes
Originally uploaded by jabberer.

there’ll be many hanabi (fireworks) events in japan in the summer.

many people watch hanabi wearing yukata (casual/simpler traditional

clothes than kimono). big clothing shops all feature their own special

yukata section. i happen to watch the whole sequence of wearing yukata

in this shop. its understandable why this is difficult to wear alone.

and wonder how come it never evolved past this impractical level (like

chinese language being difficult with certain purpose).

chou chou

chou chou
Originally uploaded by jabberer.

A magazine that seems to be targeting late 20’s plus, single women. This page summarizes ‘how to deal with difficult situations when wearing yukata (light traditional clothes for home/summer)’, including going to toilet, and loosening the obi to breathe easily (belt).