Dream women

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Mar 09 2014

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Category: Asia, Japan

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Was the opening between the trees of this Japanese garden specially conceived to let me have a look at the two lovely girls that were seated there so nicely framed?

Having come closer, I noticed that they were swathed in kimonos, those beautiful, traditional dresses that transform women who wear them into mysterious, almost unapproachable creatures. Dream women; dreamed women.

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One of the girls had got up and was walking in the garden, while the other was still sitting on the little bench, immersed in her reading. Seen from behind, I admired her stately beauty, with the eye-catching musubi, the decorative knot on her back, in daring contrast with the design and colours of her kimono.

What a lucky thing there still exist young Japanese women who like to dress up in kimono once in a while and go out!

Photos of the week: Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan 2008

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