Denny Sinnoh's "Akihabara Starlight"

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Oh … she turned 20 this past year. Will Harrupi just keep getting more and more beautiful every year?

It was “Coming of Age Day” in Japan on  Monday, January 9th. Several members of the AKB48 family were in attendance at Kanda Myojin shrine. I would like to share photos of all of them, but have been too busy to make blog posts. I thought I would at least share a few photos of one of my favorite HKT48 members — Haruka Kodama. “Harrupi” looks happy, and she STUNS as per usual in her blue and floral pattern furisode. The hairpins were homemade by the delicious young idol herself.

Holy Happy Homemade Hawkstown Harrupi Hairpins!!!

I am still in the process of collecting images from Google, Tumblr, and various websites which have covered the event. Several other of my favorites also were at the event. I will need to find photos of the glorious face of Nao Furuhata, the intimidating Jurina Matsui (who colored her famous jet-black hair for the event!), and that peppy little Ririka Sotou … just to name a few.

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“… same to you buddy!”

Of course I could not be there to give a shout to my favorite young idols.  The day was cold wet and nasty …

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… kind of like what it is like at my employer’s … but I digress. I will try to find and post some more photos and photographer’s photo links of the big day — as long as I don’t get hit with a frying pan.

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You know how “arty farty” professional photographers can get …

This link from Tokyo Girls Update should hold you for awhile.

Starlight: Happy Harrupi Hawkstown Haruka was born on September 19, 1996. Oddly, the same day I bought these stretch pants I am now wearing…

If you want to see more of Kodama-san, please view my Pinterest page for her linked here.

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Comments on: "Kimonos on Someday … Haruka Kodama on her “Coming of Age Day” January 9, 2017." (3)

  1. Ah, Monday was pretty wet but had I known this was going on and I wasn’t teaching English then I might have wandered down to the shrine for a gander.

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  2. Wearing a Kimono in drizzly weather can’t be fun. Thankfully it has been dry over here in 2017, which is good should I ever decide to dress up.

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  3. Wow, that lady pulls off that look so well. Do we love Japan at Gastradamus or what people, such a cool culture. Ive seen your blog and its something special. What better way to spend time. Blogs like yours are an example worth setting. We would love to hear your thoughts on a few of our stories at our blog Gastradamus. Check out Lardy Arms…Queen Kong and I… And rutjob. I will be following your blog if that’s all right with you, and it would be quite the pleasure to have you follow me. Stay fresh

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