Our host family was incredibly generous to offer to take us to the annual Girls' Day festival in Hitoyoshi, where we got to wear kimono, eat an exquisite traditional meal, soak in an onsen, and simply delight in the beauty surrounding us. Not only that, the weather was perfect, everyone was very kind to us and we got a lot of compliments on our kimono. As if that weren't enough, I received the kimono I wore today as a gift from my host mother! I'm feeling very blessed. It was a lovely day.