/ Location: Kurume, Fukuoka
Feature: Beauty & Clothing
Makeup is an important part of a kimono ensemble. Japanese women always keep their makeup at hand in a small purse matching the colors and design of their kimono. The entire presentation and preparation of wearing a kimono, from hairstyle to the shoes, is an art form.
One can see Furisode Kimono all across Japan on the annual Seijinshiki or "Coming of Age" day. It is a time when young people who turn 20 years of age during the year get together to celebrate. The furisode worn by Yumi here is custom-made and much more elaborate than the average kimono.