Sayaka (left) and Yayoi (right).
YES, they are. Another reason I'm anxious to return to Japan, as you can see, is to be reunited with my lovely fiance. She's the one on the left.
I took this photo at Yayois Seijinshiki, or comming of age ceremony, which the Japanese celebrate when you turn 20 years old. It's fun to see all the young people get dressed up in kimonos and traditional Japanese clothes. It's wonderful to see this kind of cultural event, so if you're ever in Japan, try and find some ceremony going on (there practically one every month) and don't forget to bring your camera.