Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH, 3

Glimpsed through the window of an upstairs tea room in Kyoto,  two strolling Japanese girls in a narrow street, warding off the fierce summer sun with their waxed sun umbrellas. There are two girls, two colors of umbrellas — but for some reason, ever since I first glimpsed them through the window, I’ve thought of this scene as The Purple Umbrella. Why? I have no idea. It is as mysterious — and persistent and alluring — as everything about Japan is for me.

In some former life, perhaps, I carried a purple umbrella? And was Japanese? I wouldn’t be surprised.

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6 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: THROUGH, 3

  1. the purple umbrella actually seems to be floating in the air. It’s only when you take a closer look that you notice the woman holding it!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      You’re right, Joss! I never noticed in all the times I looked at it. And that floating effect may be part of what’s mysterious —
      Thank you and your observant eye. Walk in beauty — shaded by your sun umbrella!

  2. Stef says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised, either – you have a very Zen air about you…

  3. I love the idea of umbrellas for sunny days – and what a lovely photo!

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