Thursday, 16 September 2010

Event Aftermath: Bon Odori 2010, Shah Alam, Malaysia

I managed to go to Bon Odori this year! It seems like I'm only able to go every 2 years (2004, 2006, 2008 and now 2010) ^^; How odd!

But honestly, after this year's Bon Odori, I highly doubt I'll be going there again ^^;; Just a liiiiiittle too crowded and hot for my tastes, and I don't really need another excuse to wear yukata out - if I wanted to, I'd just wear it :P"

I met up with a few friends - at first, it was a few friends from my high school (all of whom I haven't seen in at least 5 years!!), then later on we split off to look for other friends ^^; I met up with Hayashi, a kimono buddy of mine, and we managed to squeeze in the final round of dances together XD

I didn't get any good pics, so I'm just posting a few pics of Hayashi and me ^^


Shah Alam Bon Odori 2010


Shah Alam Bon Odori 2010

Both of us together after the final round of dancing...

Shah Alam Bon Odori 2010

Crowd photo!

Shah Alam Bon Odori 2010

Just a little bit on my outfit...

Shah Alam Bon Odori 2010

This yukata is rather special to me, because I first saw the blue version in one of my sister's fashion magazines in 2004. I fell in love instantly but never actually tried looking for it because the price tag on the magazine page was ridiculous.

When I started buying from YJA, I thought of looking for the yukata and after months of searching, I found this one going at a decent price in a whole set (yukata, obi, geta, bag & obijime). So of course, I fought for it and managed to win it in early 2009 XD Yay!~ *happiness*

For Bon Odori 2010, I wore it with its matching obi, which has a motif of goldfish woven into the fabric. I didn't quite want to wear the full set, so I paired it with a pair of green geta, obi kazari with orange and green beads, and orange and green earrings. I'm also using my favourite bag for yukata.

When I was getting ready, my sister and I randomly decided to go to a hair salon and get our hair done. I was meant to leave the house for Bon Odori at 5pm, but went to the salon at 4pm - and finished at 5.30pm ^^;;; Luckily, I still managed to get home and change and leave by 6pm!!

Anyway, this is what the hairdresser came up with:

Shah Alam Bon Odori 2010

Pretty nice, isn't it? I was really happy with how she did it! My sister and I just told her I was going to wear a yukata, so she could do whatever she wanted ^^ I'll definitely ask for her again the next time I go there.

That's all of the pictures - the rest that I took were mainly crowd pics that had yukata outfits in them haha. Not really worth the camera space, now that I think about it.... ^^;;;



shigatsuhana said...

I love that yukata. You can tell it's very high quality. It stands out from the rest. I love your hair too! So cute!

Swenk said...

Beautiful! Both yukata and owners.

Walter said...

Lovely hairdo, Priscilla !
hmm, i was going to say that a nice kanzashi ( Gold colored , to match the obi ) might have looked just right for that style of hairdo, but it looks OK on its own.

Wow , totally crowded there and it looks so warm and humid there O_o

You and your friend look very hot :)

Kim said...

waah, u're a kimono lover too? actually I'm selling imported kimono from japan too.

My favest type of kimono to be worn is furisode, but occasional only. for small event and baquet I'd love to wear tsukesage houmongi and komon.

oh yaaa... If you're interested on buying imported kimono from Japan you can visit my store at facebook ^^, here is the link:!/profile.php?id=100001813294071

hope you can find kimono that u like, my shop will be opened 3 Nov~ thank you yaaa

Priscilla said...

April: Thanks!! :) I'm really pleased with the yukata - and I'm glad I chose that one for the night!~ ^_^

Swenk: Thanks! ^_^

Walter: Thanks! Haha yeahh I felt something was missing without a kanzashi, but I'm kind of severely lacking in that area ^^;; It really was very warm and humid! It helped me remember why I don't like wearing kimono much in Malaysia ^^;;; We were sweating rivulets within an hour of arriving!

Kim Hye Rin: Thanks for visiting my blog and for the links! ^_^ I'm a little busy with work at the moment, but when I have time, I'll take a look :) My favourite to look at is.... wedding kimono ^^;;;; But I also really like furisode~~ my favourite for wearing is yukata because it's quick, easy, and not as hot as all the others haha XD