An Ohara woman;
women from Ohara Village in the vicinity of Kyoto.
They have a custom of carrying flowers and vegetables for
sale in and around Kyoto. With a piece of white cloth
covering their heads, they wear an indigo cotton kimono
with sleeves tucked up by red strings (tasuki)
and white cloth wrapped sround the legs and arms. (*)
All these pictures are made by cutting
figures out from Japanese Paper (Washi) with a blade.
|Librairie Seizan of
KYOTO Established 1996
(*) "Dictionary of Japanese
Culture" by K.Setsuko & G.A.Crane /1991. Heian, Japan