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24 Apr 2014

SAKURA SEASON

The sakura in Kyoto are overwhelming in number and colour during full bloom. In shades of pink varying from almost white to a dusty violet, they line both sides of the sidewalks in a perfect frame, providing a backdrop for many a family photo (or selfie).

By the way, did I tell you about the latest Japanese selfie trend? It's brilliant. It's called the "hair smile". Whenever someone snaps your photo (or whenever you take a selfie), you look down or away and give the peace sign. Although many people seem baffled by the concept, we were told that it was because the girls want to emulate celebrities pretending to avoid the paparazzi. So there you have it.  I even saw a girl taking a selfie waiting for a train, covering her face with her hand and peeking out from between her fingers. Good ol' Japan!

Sakura, Kyoto, Japan, Euriental
Sakura, Kyoto, Japan, Euriental
Sakura, Kyoto, Japan, Euriental

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6 comments :

  1. What beautiful pictures dear!

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  2. Haha! I love the idea of a "hair smile"! That's amazing! I hope it catches on like selfies did. As Patricia said, these pictures are lovely! Your skin is amazing and I love your baby blue nails.

    Emma xx

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    1. Thank you, Emma! I'd love to see more hair smiles too - they're brilliant ;)

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  3. I love these blossoms… so beautiful!

    As for the hair smile--- what a funny concept! I will have to watch out for such images on IG--- haven't yet noticed the trend here in Singapore, but will keep an out for it!

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    1. They really are!

      Japan is fantastic for unusual trends - you'll have to let me know if you do ever see the hair smile trend spread to Singapore too!

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    kisses, Anna ♥

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