This girl is awesome. I will find her when I am in Japan and give her a high-five. "Nice work being awesome, I'll say"
Dutch traditional costume.... I spent my pre-teen years in Holland and I can't wait to go back :)
Toro-nagashi in Fushimi, Japan: Toro-nagashi 灯籠流し is a Japanese traditional event (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated on the waters of a river or the sea).
**Child in traditional costume, the Netherlands
"Moga" in a summer yukata, c1927, Japan. "Moga" were Japan's equivalent of flappers in the West. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_girl
Little Dutch boy and girl
Kyoto: I have a picture of my daughter at this same age in one of these kimonos from when we lived in Japan. It takes a while to put on :)
Obi with kiku design - "Kiku" is the Japanese word for "chrysanthemum".
女の子キモノ・２ - はきもの・きもの 弥生