Alt Kimono

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Give granny a heart attack with a Coming-Of-Age kimono that shows as much leg as your old schoolgirl uniform, bares a shoulder and some black-lace-edged cleavage, or cinches everything together with a corset instead of an obi! Last Sunday was the day all 20-year-olds officially become adults, but not everybody donned traditional maidenly garb to celebrate their ability to legally buy booze. Ageha magazine dished up mini-kimonos, deco kimonos, Spanish kimonos and even gangsta kimonos, so devoted Shibuya gals could continue to outrage their parents.

Rhinestone trim and blood-red lilies for her, blingy golden dragon hakama for him, and badass glitter “tattoos” for all, make a gangsta’s coming-of-age a day to remember.

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for
Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

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