Things I’ve seen in Japan.
Paweł Kwiek - Rzeczywistoiść (2010)
さつき盆栽花季展 / Satsuki azalea bonsai exhibition
Hey, sorry I took so long to reply! Thank you, I’m sure I will. :) And I’m going because my Mum, sister, and I, have all turned 50, 25, and 21 respectively, so it’s kind of a family milestone holiday. My weeb of a boyfriend is very jealous that I’m not going with him though haha.
Traditional costumes have virtually disappeared, but until the 1950s, this kind of attire was very common across Europe. From the color and cut you could conclude whether a woman was married, how old she was, which family she came from, and how wealthy they were.
In 2008, Eric Schütt started looking for women who still wear traditional clothes for his photography project called Burenkleider: Burska Drasta, or Traditional Costumes of Peasant Women in Germany and Alsace. The women in these photos are never seen without their traditional costumes. They wear their costumes in the house and outside. In many cases, they are the last ones in their village wearing the clothes with their original purpose, and the other villagers look at them like as if they’re flamboyant, exotic birds. Some of these women have died by now—Eric’s photographs are the last document of this disappearing phenomenon.