Parasols in Japan

In Summer many Japanese women can be seen on the streets wearing a parasol, even in cloudy days. They are really careful protecting themselves against the sun. Not all of them, but most Japanese women consider that the whiter their skin the better. Having a white skin is considered a very important part of beauty around here.

Summer shadows

Summer shadows

Summer shadows

Summer shadows

Summer shadows

Japanese parasol

Japanese parasol

Japanese parasol

Summer random shots

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1 Comment
  • Wataru Tenga

    September 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I (a male) have been using a parasol these days too, not for white skin but because it’s cooler than walking under the direct sunlight.
    Another reason people use these is to protect their skin from wrinkles or even skin cancer.