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Three Little Maids Japanese girls are recognised as adults at age 20. To celebrate they are given a bright coloured silk Furisode (formal kimono). In Japanese society wearing this garment is a statem

Three Little Maids Japanese girls are recognised as adults at age 20. To celebrate they are given a bright coloured silk Furisode (formal kimono). In Japanese society wearing this garment is a statement that she is single and available for marriage.

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Date Taken: 04.2009
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Nigel Picknell