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Kimono de Kyoto meet-up

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In the morning...I can't get up.  David told me what time is it at some important moments like before meeting time 9am, past 30min 9:30am, we reset up 10:00am...   I know,I knooow, "OK,will be leave soon" but couldn't get up. Around 11am,I tried get up and left the hotel. Frank and david note to them about our situation via facebook, other fellow contacted each other then finaly we could see at the rental Kimono shop. Ayaka pick up Kim at Kyoto St.,Ayako from Tokyo joined Ayaka at the rental shop,other Japanese friends arrival same shop and after there. I lay down there on the floor,that's the limitation I won't move anymore.

It look like a commercial photo of kimono,eh?
  

OH MY GOT!!   I couldn't contact to Thomas who would joining us that meet-up.  I think we should have extra connections SMS,facebook...etc  I AM SO SORRY.

I've bought a kimono for this meet-up but even didn't back home since yesterday.  I still feeling die and gave up to wear kimono that day...I was watching with laying down on the floor girls choise thier own kimono so happily:)  Suddenly,my energy came back to me! I stand up and decided,I wear kimono with them!!! YES,this is the kimono de Kyoto meet-up,I do:)    I thought that I can back here if I got feel sickness...  Since I dressed kimono myself for 20years,it's my first experience someone dressed up me. I pray "Please don't make tigh the strings,please,please.

Here we are
..". I didn't need much worry,they do it well,not unconfortable. And dressed up 4girls and 2 men so quickly!

YES,here is our photo in kimono:)

We went to Kiyomizu temple which is close to there. So many people and school trip students. Some Japanese are wearing kimono as well. Kyoto city trying keep traditional city looking,so there is a "Kimono passport",you can get discounts at some shops or museum,temples...if you are in kimono. I think this is good idea. So many people wearing kimono at Kyoto.  We realized that Frank was caught by school students,they wanted to check their level of English. Seems like they questions to Frank. Frank is super friendly person so he answering them very politly :) ...It was look like intview of hallywood actor! ;) We walked around there then found a cafe.

Frank being featured! :)
Let's have rest! Kim and Frank loves Maccha very much!! I have not had it much in my life but it seem like an influence to me...I ordered maccha ice cream was so nice! This is nice that I learned something nice Japanese thing from tlavelers:)

You have to wear "Zouri" when you are wearing kimono. I think it is so hard for foreigners. I was surprised that Jenny dreesed kimono and she walked whole day with zouri when she visited here Kyoto in April (http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/52404/Under-cherry-blossoms-Kyoto-55).  David look like painful his feet as he had a problem after arrived in Japan too much walking...  We wanted to take prikula in kimono and looking for it though fimaly couldn't find it:(   We back restal shop at evening.

Kim and me with Matcha ice cream :)
..then there is a map for prikula!!! How nice! OK,Let's go to prikula:) But some of us were limitiation to wear zouri anymore...ok,it's close to the shop,never mind with sneakers!!   I think they felt aliving when they changed the shoes.    Luckly,we got a nice prekula!! We all took a picture at front of wall is my favorite pic at that day...probably at my life!  

We left Kyoto then heading to Osaka for dinner and drink! David and Frank wants to take shower after sweating in Kyoto. We had a reservation at 8:15pm. Oh well,they will join us later! :)  That restaurant is something unique. It's a prison restaurant,since enter to get the table also during our party.

The lock up
..some entertaiments(!?) were happened. Also the naming of menu are fun and scary foods too...like a "Russian roulette",sometimes we had to eat TOO MUCH HOT foods. 

We supposed to hang out over night today,So if we passed our last train then we should be with till morning.  Kim left her hotel in Kyoto. Ayako have not had any accommodatein Osaka. OK! We will be stay till morning!      ...really?? I almost die yesterday though...?  OK,I would be broken:)

We went to the bar Mustang (http://www.travbuddy.com/Bar-Mustang-v820063) which is hanging bla from ceilling. Very small like not enough chairs for all of us.  That bar is really crazy!! I think that bartender will be change each day,they all are so cool.

New Mustang crew!!!
And that night,there is a foreigner bartender and he is quite cool! Frank ask him take a picture with us,then he said "OK you should come!" Hahaha!!!! How come!? It would be easy you come out of counter though we all went to insid of counter for take a picture with him.lol  We had much hun at that bar. And here is a funny note that Frank greeting to friends at the bar...!!? Yes,he already got friends last night!! Hahaha:)

It was almost 3am around,we moved to an another bar just following the bartender. This is something funny,we just following to strange place! uhh...is that ok? but nobody doubt! And yes,that bar is better as they has safa,luckily it was vacancy:)   some of us start sleeping there...it's nice for relaxing,take off shoes and sit down at sofa.

Yeah! All of us under the bla:)
 ...then David brought us absinthe maybe 4 or 5 shots!!! OMG! I can't have anymore...I will be die so easily if I had. Ohh,an another terrible night...David has 3 shot at one time!!! He is knock down!!   Hahaha,OK now Frank carry David to his hotel,so Frank carried the drunkard 2 nights in a row. He said "It's my turn next!!" OK,OK we will :)

We wait the first train. Before back home,we wanted to have a ramen at the street. I know after drank,always want to have something soup or nuddles!! We had ramen at 5am then went to the station. It's morning and next day,Frank will leave for his hometown so we decided to see again at night for sushi!! Kim back to Kyoto at early morning...she took Shinkansen from Shinosaka to Kyoto,this is nice you can commute 15min between.  Kim back to Osaka at night again:) David and Ayako are back to Tokyo that day.

Last night,Kim and Frank and me met at Tenma which is the place Kim and I met at first night. We had sushi and a few sake as we all have to back hotel/home by last train.  What sad to say good-bye. We spent so nice time together. We are sure that will gather again,Osaka reunion! 

yasuyo says:
Yeah,David fell down so faster after had absinthes...for sure that is soooo strong! Haha:) we finished ramen store that morning was perfectly what drunkard do at the last! I was so happy we all done like Japanese drunkard do;)
Haha,yes! I was almost die at the kimono store, but you know I was looking you girls choosing kimono so happily it made me remind to do it together! Finally comfortable tigh up my body by some strings helped me feel better:) I was fell down again when we took off kimono at evening! Haha!!

Posted on: Jul 26, 2014
Pearl510 says:
Oh the memories! I remember when David downed the 3 absinthes in a row I was looking outraged and Hiro asked me "What is that? Is it strong?" I said wait and see, I give him 10 more minutes. Aahaha it only took about 5 to knock him out I think... Oh God :P And also Yasuyo it was magical how one second at the Kimono shop you were lying on the ground and the next you jumped up and said "Ok, I wear Kimono too" haha. You did a good job!
Posted on: Jul 26, 2014
trippin_jen says:
I'm just curious, will David go sober for the coming next 8 years? Or is that just so yesterday?
Posted on: Jun 02, 2014
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It look like a commercial photo of…
It look like a commercial photo o…
Here we are
Here we are
Frank being featured! :)
Frank being featured! :)
Kim and me with Matcha ice cream :)
Kim and me with Matcha ice cream :)
The lock up
The lock up
New Mustang crew!!!
New Mustang crew!!!
Yeah! All of us under the bla:)
Yeah! All of us under the bla:)
Kim & Mari
Kim & Mari
Frank & yasuyo
Frank & yasuyo
Me
Me
Kim
Kim
At the temple
At the temple
At the Kiyomizu stage
At the Kiyomizu stage
Frank taking a video
Frank taking a video
I like Davids tigh(Obi) :)
I like David's tigh(Obi) :)
Frank,Japanese style I mean using …
Frank,Japanese style I mean using…
David at Sannennzaka
David at Sannennzaka
Evening...
Evening...
In Kyoto
In Kyoto
They look like living in Kyoto,ver…
They look like living in Kyoto,ve…
Kimono de Prikula
Kimono de Prikula
Kimono de Prikula
Kimono de Prikula
Kimono de Prikula
Kimono de Prikula
At near rental kimono shop
At near rental kimono shop
At the restaurant
At the restaurant
At the restaurant
At the restaurant
Frank and David wondering...what i…
Frank and David wondering...what …
At the restaurant
At the restaurant
Ayaka and Mari at the restaurant
Ayaka and Mari at the restaurant
David at the bar Mastung
David at the bar Mastung
Fire!!!
Fire!!!
At the front of Mustang!
At the front of Mustang!
Mixing group :) hahaha who are the…
Mixing group :) hahaha who are th…
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