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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wearing kimono in public...


Why is this considered so strange?

In the 1970's my grandmother went to Japan and she brought back a kimono for me, I was about 8 years old, and I literally lived in that thing, and still, 25 years later were it on a daily basis, along with my other ever growing collection of kimono and various Japanese cloths. For me these are just my normal ordinary, every day cloths. I live in them day in and day out. So why do I get stopped by people every where I go, who want to know why I am wearing a kimono?

Ok, so, yes, I live in America, and no I'm not Japanese, but what does that have to do with it? Why do every one automatically assume that this is a costume?

Yesterday it happened again. I was in Target buying dog food and car litter, when a women comes up to me and tells me she loves my kimono, than wants to know why I am wearing it. "Am I on my way to a party? No.

If this happened just once or twice it'd be one thing, but it happens every single time I leave the house. I can't go shopping without people stopping to ask if I'm on the way to a party or a comic con or a ren faire or if I'm an actor from a local theater.... is it really so odd to see someone wearing a kimono in America?

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