East Meets West Meets Africa V framed

The owner of East Meets West Meets Africa V wrote to me, “We chose a simple frame. Both my husband and I are very happy”. The painting is in Tama city, Japan.

多摩市在住の注文主から、額装が出来上がったとの連絡。「何気ない額にしましたが、主人と私は大変満足しています」。

East Meets West Meets Africa V framed

East Meets West Meets Africa V framed

 

She also sent me a photo of the kimono she wore for her coming-of-age ceremony decades ago, adding that her daughter chose to wear the same kimono for her own coming-of-age ceremony years later. Surprisingly, my Xhosa lady’s outfit is almost identical in colour and pattern. Serendipity?

成人式でお召しになったという着物の写真も一緒に送られてきた。お嬢さまもこの着物で成人式を迎えたとのこと。偶然とはいえ、コサ族女性が着ている衣装に、なんとよく似ていること!

Reiko's kimono

 

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