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Kaede hime (Maple Princess)


The theme is the four seasons and my favorite time is when the bright colors of autumn are transformed into the beautiful white of snow in the winter.
For this picture I chose to use ‘autumn maples’ as I think that this is the most typical of Japanese taste.
The gorgeous cherry blossom of spring is also pretty and I like that too. However, I think that the warm colors of the maple leaves as they wither and fall represents the transience of life and brings forth more complicated emotions.
I spent some time wondering what kind of view or kimono would best bring this out, but in the end I produced a work typical of my own style.

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