If it’s a shock for you to see me in all black number, you’re not alone. I surprised everyone including my family and myself.. and maybe, if my friends see this they will be, too. I almost never wear black! Except for some events that I decided to attend as a black sheep rather a beautiful swan. Yes, I attended my prom thinking it was a halloween party dressed up in an old victorian black gown which made me look like either a goth or a vampire. I also wore a black gothic lolita inspired dress for my university graduation which was picked by my boyfriend and I. :">
I digress. In Japan, you are only supposed to wear all black to show respect for the dead. They call their ancestor remembrance day, “obon.” It is held every August for three days, which also explains why we have a long weekend break that started yesterday. Japanese people by this time are going or at their hometowns to give respect to their families’ graves.