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01:08 pm: It's amazing what you find out when you actually talk to people
Today, due to the peculiar schedule, I wound up having an hour alone with the sewing teacher in the faculty room. She showed me pictures of past exchange students and exchange teachers in the yukata they made. When I asked where to get the fabric, she explained that you have to go to a shop that specializes in kimono and yukata. The one she uses is really close, across the street from my 24-hour grocery store.

She also estimated that the fabric would cost between $100-200, depending on what I chose. (Boy, it really makes me appreciate buying things used. New kimono, by the way, have price tags in the thousands of dollars.) She said she would go with me to buy the fabric, which is probably a good thing, since there may be some subtle style taboos that I know nothing about. (For example, when I was in Niigata, I went to buy a belt for a yukata, and the shopkeeper had to warn me against buying a color that matched, because the belt is supposed to contrast.)

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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:October 27th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm...that's a lot more expensive than I've heard. (Suzuki-san's mother makes yukata regularly.) She said that you could make a yukata for a few thousand yen. (Three or four, if my memory's not playing tricks on me...)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:October 28th, 2004 02:38 am (UTC)
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Maybe it depends on how fancy the material you buy is? Or perhaps the sewing teacher likes to use name-brand stuff? (She mentioned something about how it depended on the designer.)
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