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Japanese women still prize fair skin and protect their complexions with unbrellas against the sun.  If you look closely at Hiroshige's print, you'll see that they are following an old tradition.  Our cell phone chatting executive shows we're in modern Kyoto.
Copyright © 2007, Helen and Steve Rindsberg

Japanese women still prize fair skin and protect their complexions with unbrellas against the sun. If you look closely at Hiroshige's print, you'll see that they are following an old tradition. Our cell phone chatting executive shows we're in modern Kyoto.