Country: Japan   /   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.

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