Thursday, May 8, 2008

Last weekends, I had a coming-of-age celebration in my hometown. Generally in Japan, they have the ceremonies in January, but my hometown has lots snow in winter, so we have the ceremony in May.

Almost all the girls (women??) wear Kimono, a traditional Japanese cloth. It takes lots time for us to wear it and also it cost much money, so we cannot wear it often. We can wear it for special party like this.

After the ceremony, I and my friends opened a time capsule, which we buried 8 years ago. I got a letter from 12-year-old myself. In the letter, many things were written, such as my family, my friend, my dog, myself, my hobby, my dream and so on. To my surprise, I could expect almost accurately how my life would be going on 8 years ago!! The letter sais “I will be a university student in Tokyo, my dream to be a cartoonist will be changed…” Umm, 12-year-old I might understand myself well 

In the evening, we have a party and enjoy talking. Some of my friends have already got jobs and now, they are working member of society. It was so good to talk with them and they served as a stimulus for my study.

Anyway, I spent really good vacation. I want to see my friends again in the near future.

1 comment:

Nina Liakos said...

Hello Kana! Congratulations on turning twenty! I loved the picture of you and your friends wearing those beautiful kimonos! I also think the time capsule was a very interesting idea eight years ago (whose idea was it?) and it must have been funny to read the letter that you wrote to yourself back then. I didn't know that you used to want to be a cartoonist!

Anywaym it was nice to read your post, and I hope to chat with you soon!