Kaori Shibuya, center, started her own business two years ago and is confident she can support herself. By Motoko Rich. TOKYO — The bride wore a birthday cake of a dress, with a scalloped-edge bodice and a large hoop skirt. A veil sprouted from her black bob. Moments before the wedding began, she stood quietly on a staircase, waiting to descend to the ceremony. This was no conventional wedding to join two people in matrimony.
Japanese traditional fashion combines multiple styles that reflect early Japan's visual culture. It represents the culture's visible artistic and traditional values and joins them together to create a form of fashion recognizable to foreign cultures. The most well known form of Japanese traditional fashion is the kimono translates to "something to wear" ,  but other types include the yukata and the hakama. Their works have influenced numerous designers outside of the country that showcase their designs in fashion shows exposed internationally. Although the traditional wear for Japan became popularized during the Heian period  and was worn casually at the time, it is now rare to find people doing so due to the difficult process associated with the wardrobe.
The USO held the operation for the first time for 38 teenage girls with their parents or guardians in attendance at the Club Iwakuni ballroom. FOCUS specializes in family resiliency services. The speeches were meant to get the teenagers into the mindset of recognizing their inner beauty. The girls were provided a gift bag with various items and a free meal.