For the past 5 years my friend, Megumu, has been a diligent student at the National Institute of Polar Research studying invasive, non-indigenous species introduced into Antarctica.
She graduated this week and so wore a traditional furisode for the ceremony, a kimono with long flowing sleeves.
The extravagant kimono looks so elegant. I wish it was a part of our culture to wear such beautiful graduation attire!
I hope in the future someone studies the introduction of non-indigenous kimonos into the United States.
'Yay, Mu!!!'... is what these men are thinking.
Megumu holding her well deserved degree.