Happy Girls' Day
I almost forgot! I had a set like this (well, not that elaborate) and remember playing with the decorations. So much detail, it was better than any doll set you could dream of. Yeah, the Japanese aristocrats had crazy notions about beauty back then. Wanna hang around wearing this? They spent all their time writing poetry with just the right symbolism, on just the right paper that matched the season and was scented by perfect perfume, and with their hyper practiced calligraphy skills. Back then, your writing reflected who you were. They focused so much on beauty that the starving common people finally revolted. Read about the Heian period and The Tale of Genji to get a sense of how self-focused the aristocrats were!
hmmn: musings from the far east(erwood)
Big in Japan
Ed the Cat
Anil, the Nigritude Ultramarine
A Full Belly
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