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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

English Explanation Referance :

(*) "Dictionary of Japanese Culture" by K.Setsuko & G.A.Crane /1991. Heian, Japan

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