Photographer's Note

Shot taken at Izumo Taisha (see previous photo). Not sure exactly what the occasion was for these young women, but ladies in kimonos are not a common sight, hence my title. It is wonderful to see young women such as these walk with poise, demureness, well mannered- what I imagine Japan to have been like once. These days some young Japanese women walk like Spartans and chew and yawn like peasants, sit with their legs apart etc. The older Japanese bemoan the loss of social graces and blame the rapid incursion of Western "values" and mannerisms. Seeing women like these, I can see why some miss the old days.

I think the holiday that was celebrated at the shrine was Shichi-Go-San (七五三 seven-five-three) about which I shall write with my coming posts.

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