Our second full day in japan was a Monday and one of the things we did was visit the grounds of the Imperial Palace and see the Buddha Kahn

We noticed a lot of girls dressed in traditional kimono style dress and young men in suits. We discovered soon that it is graduation season in Japan and today was a graduation ceremony at the ____. The traditional dress for young ladies graduating is a style of traditional kimono. They way they are wrapped and style of fabrics will give you a hint of the reason a lady is wearing traditional kimono.

Here young ladies hopefully were not annoyed by me shadowing a proud grandmother taking their pics 🙂

I painted this from the above photo and am pretty happy with how it turned out. The bend in her arm is a bit too deep 🙂