Sunday, March 14, 1993

New Year's Kimono

30" x 24"

New Year’s joy…
colorful kimono
tells it all
I remember with nostalgia the ritual of my family at the New Year. We gathered in our formal Tatami* room, with my father seated before the Tokonoma **. Everyone wore their best clothes. I was given a new kimono, and I greeted my father formally, with a deep bow. Then the festivity could begin with the special Sake and delicacies of the New Year’s feast.

* Straw mat.
** Alcove where a painting and flower arrangement were displayed.

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