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52. A Burn in My Hip

One freezing day in February, I made a burn on my Kimono (着物) at the hip part.

I was sitting too close to the stove, and was so absorbed in the conversation with my favorite colleague. I didn't notice that I was burning my Kimono until she said, "I smell something...", and found a huge hip-shaped burn on my expensive Kimono.

At Yakata (屋形, Maiko house), I was terribly scolded by Okasan (お母さん, the female owner of Maiko house) and chaffed by Abachan (小母ちゃん, the chef/janitor of the Maiko house). I ended up being called as "the Maiko (舞妓) with a butt-shaped burn" for a long while.

Aside from that, I goofed so many times.

I kicked and threw one piece of my Okobo (おこぼ, Maiko clogs) away into the river when I tried a Japanese fortune-telling for weather by throwing a shoe. When I fell asleep in the car, all the Kanzashi (簪, hair ornament) I wore fell off, and I didn't noticed. When I received a call from a customer, I thought it is from one of our vendors and said, "your articulation is so vague. You should pronounce more clearly!"...

If I think back on my mistakes in my youth, I am so embarrassed.

Thank you so much.

Talk to you later.



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