There was a Young Man from Kyoto

There was a young man from Kyoto,
who was awfully fond of a photo,
when he saw a kimono,
his eyesight went mono,
and now a kimono’s a no-no.


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Robert Mackie

Wed 3rd Aug 2016 04:39

It’s summer, which means one festival after another in Kyoto.
Flocks of tourists, foreign and Japanese, descend on the city and parade around in kimono, which they do all year, but even more so in summer.
It’s like an oriental Disney Land or garden full of gaudy moths and butterflies.

Anyway, I came up with the following semi-limerick about those people who can’t get enough of taking pictures of kimono-clad Japanese beauties (who are more often than not Chinese tourists). What do you think?

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