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Kimono Girl with Souvenirs in the Rain

Passing by one of the many souvenir stands near the famed Fushimi-Inari temple in Kyoto, Japan on a rainy afternoon, I saw a woman in traditional dress contemplating the wares beneath a clear umbrella. The colors of her kimono echo those of the charms and masks for sale, connecting those images and making a visual point about the commoditization of cultural traditions and about modern reflections on heritage.

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Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Kyoto , Japan
Camera: iPhone 7
Copyright: © Elizabeth Scully