Today is Ryan’s birthday, so we decided to visit Meiji Mura in Inuyama. I have never visited Meiji Mura before so it was great to see it for the first time. I was surprised to learn that it was actually a kind of park with an admission fee. And also that it was the grounds for a bunch of old historical buildings from throughout Japan. My favorite place to visit was the house of Soseki and Ogai. I actually read some short stories by them when I studied abroad in Tokyo. Plus, I am somewhat of a writer myself.
But the best part (aside from spending the day with Ryan) was trying on hakama. I felt so beautiful despite not being able to breathe very well. Traditional Japanese clothing is quite tight. We only had 5 minutes to take pictures, but I think we made the most of it. Luckily, it was also a beautiful day, so the trip was pleasant, and I got to spend it with someone I care about.