Thursday, May 8, 2014

Yamakataya Schools




The Yamakataya department store offers evening classes for adults on a number of different subjects. One Saturday, they sponsored a kind of "graduation" event where each of the classes could demonstrate their skills at whatever they'd been studying. Since I had to work during most of the day, I could only catch a couple of minutes of one presentation. Most of the people in the audience, and many of the students waiting to go on stage, were 60 years old or older.



This is the class on how to dress in a kimono. Actually, there are several styles of kimono wrapping, and this class was focusing on the rituals of just one school.





Waiting in the wings.



Next up, the hula dance class.

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