Cynthia (csakuras) wrote,

Happy New Year!

I don't often get my picture taken, let alone of myself dressed up, but I asked mom for a yukata for Christmas and decided to try it on today (though yukata are meant to be worn in the summer).

I really like it. :D I've always identified with rabbits & cherry blossoms (because I was born in the Year of the Rabbit and my middle name is Sakura) so I love the design. And I've hardly ever worn traditional Japanese clothing since I was a little kid, so I'm glad to have at least one piece in my possession now.

Now I just need to find opportunities to wear it. Last year, I attended three Japanese cultural events in my area. I volunteered for the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, and though I had to work, it was a lot of fun. In July, I also went to an Obon Festival held at a nearby Buddhist temple, and though that one was kinda boring because there wasn't much to do and I went by myself, I'd like to try the dancing if I go next time. Then in October, I went to an Otsukimi event in DC, and that was a lot of fun too, not to mention I got to eat a lot of dango.

So I guess my New Years Resolution for this year is to find and attend more events like that. Not just so I can wear my yukata, but so I can meet more people and do more stuff outside. I managed to fulfill last year's resolution (getting a job), so hopefully I can do this year's too. And for my first step in that direction, I just joined the Japan-America Society of DC's mailing list~

Anyway, Happy New Year everybody~!
Tags: holidays, pictures

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