My mother and sister have expressed great distaste for my endeavor to grow my hair so I can do a top knot (it is okay because they both know they can’t police my presentation and that I’m going to do whatever I want anyway). The funny thing is that they each separately used “looking like a samurai” as a reason not to do it. Grrrrl did you forget, we are of samurai blood? Maybe I want to look like a samurai. Our great-great grandmother brought her kaiken to the States, but her husband threw it out because she “wouldn’t need it in America.” How quickly we forget these things.
RE-RE-blogging this for the story and commentary by the person in the actual photo. there is so much happening here and i missed it because it wasnt properly credited in the first round…
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