Travel Stock Photo: ID # JPKI012

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule
 

Title:

Japanese Kimonos, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.

Caption:

Kanzashi are hair ornaments, used to create traditional hairstyles. Kanzashi came into wide use during the Edo period. During that era artisans created more decorative, elegant and expensive ornaments that mimicked the same trend in kimono design. Today they are often crafted of hard wood and decorated with gold paint. Finely crafted kanzashi are often handed down from mother to daughter as heirlooms.
Yumi here on the right is having problems with her hairstyle and painfully tries to adjust her various kanzashi. Eleven year old Akari wears her hair short. She needs not worry about the complicated positioning of the traditional hairstyle.

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Country: Japan   /   City: Fukuoka

 

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Themes & Categories:

Lifestyles - Body Art & Beauty

Destinations - Japan
 

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