I have gotten myself into the 2007 All Japan Kimono Contest for the Tokai-Chubu Area. It will be held in Yokkaichi this year on November 23. There are several divisions in the contest, women’s casual and furisode, men’s, and there is a “foreigner” category. I originally signed up for the foreigner division, but was rejected because I have been in Japan too long. They put me in the men’s division. I’m not really sure what to make of that, but I’ll at least be putting on a kimono at the contest.