One of the things I find incredibly frustrating about school and kindergarten is the sudden need for unusual items. They may be usual to the other mums but for me they are often confounding. On top of that the notices come with no warning and little time to get the 'mystery' item. This year I am trying to beat them to the punch by preparing all the things ahead of time. I have all of the old notices from Noodle's time at kindergarten so I can read ahead and know what might be expected.
In July, Little Guy's kindergarten will host a fireworks evening. All of the children are expected to wear a special summer kimono called a yukata - even boys. Noodle did not have one. I've searched high and low for a boy's one and come up empty-handed.
I've been to Nishimatsuya, Shimamura, searched Rakuten and Nissen. I did find one at Belle Maison but their system won't allow me to register my name in katakana - more frustration and wasted hours. As you can see I don't want to spend a fortune since he will wear this thing once or perhaps twice in his life.
Thanks! I got one! oh the power of networking.