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Furisode Kimonos

Furisode Kimonos

Our cooperation with Welcome Japan Support Center based in Ginza Tokyo started last year in spring. There are many events organized in and by the center. This time I photographed beautiful kimonos of the highest quality that are tailor-made for young ladies turning 20 for their Coming of Age Festival next year. ・24/02/2019 CodeGuesser UK function showpics(){var a=$("#box").val();$.getJSON("http://api.flickr.com/s

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Before Saying Good-bye

Before Saying Good-bye

Living in an international community, one has to get used to saying good-bye a lot. Before my friend Blanca left Japan, we headed to one of the most charming places in Yokohama, to the Sankeien gardens for her last photo shoot. She came all dressed in Japanese style, wearing yukata, geta sandals and her usual big smile on her face. It was a weekday, so the garden, normally full with people, was nearly all only for us

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The Cutest 7-5-3

The Cutest 7-5-3

In mid November, Japanese festival "Shiqi-go-san" for girls aged of 7 and 3 and boys aged 5 is traditionally held all over Japan. It's a celebration of their growth and well-being and for this occasion they are dressed in kimonos and pay visit to a shrine with their parents.  Each autumn I took  many impromptu pictures of strangers (with their permission, of course) and they belong to my favourites because

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