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The parasols are really made of paper! They are quite small and dainty and are really just for the ladies. A kimono won't be complete without it I guess. I heard that you may apply oil over the surface to make it drizzle-proof. The ephemeral nature of beauty is elevated to an art in Japan.

 

by the roadside at Kiyomizudera, Kyoto, Japan

 

check out more scenes of Kiyomizudera, Kyoto in colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

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Taken on March 29, 2007