Dressing up as a samurai was a great experience, but there are a few reasons why I mentioned I will only watch next time.
Reason number one:
Going to the restroom is a maaaajor undertaking. It basically requires taking off most of the outfit, doing your business and getting dressed all over again. All of which takes a long time. This is why most of us decided to hold it.
Reason number two:
Because of the first reason, we had to watch our liquid intake.
Reason number three:
It was hot. And because of the aforementioned reasons, dehydration was inevitable. We drank some green tea and water throughout the day, but because of the heat and subsequent sweating, we needed more liquids.
Reason number four:
The straw footwear that was at least three sizes too small.
Reason number five:
By the end of the day, we were famished.
Fortunately, all of these drawbacks were very easily remedied and I would still strongly encourage everyone living in Japan to do something like this at least once. The fantastic photos are definitely worth the discomforts.
Also, you feel amazing once you take all the hot constricting armor off, drink a bunch of water and eat a ton of food.
Which is exactly what we did.
A group of us went to one of our favorite restaurants in Ogawa: Raj Mohan, a fantastic Indian restaurant. (Karl and I go at least once a month. The people who run the place are very nice.)
|Keema Curry with Eggplant|
|Kebab, chicken tikka and tandoori chicken|
If I had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, Indian food would be it.