Today’s adventure was a trip to a thatched roof village near Mt. Fuji. We were so disappointed that Fuji was not visible, due to clouds, but the scenery was still beautiful. We rented a bus through the base tours and travel group, which covered gas, tolls, and came complete with a driver! We went in on the bus with about five other moms/kids (almost thirty of us in all)! What a great way to travel!
Each building in the village houses different types of local crafts or food items. Our first stop was to the kimono/ninja dressing shop. For only ¥500 ($5) you can dress in traditional Japanese clothing and wander the village dressed up. Sign us up!
The kimono dresser was a cute little old lady. She loved dressing the children, the moms, not so much! On my turn, she kept shaking her head in dismay and saying “too large”, meaning ME, not the kimono! Haha! She was tugging, yanking and pulling as well. I found it humorous. These sleeves should have been down past my wrists! I guess I am taller than your average Japanese lady.