Sunday, November 15, 2009
Will Miss #75 - parasol use
Japanese women are nuts about avoiding the sun. Having "white skin" is seen as aesthetically more desirable than having a tan. To this end, you often see women using parasols when the sun is out, and even sometimes when it is not. There's something quaint and charming about this habit. It even has the air of old world feminine behavior. Though I've seen parasols being used for years here, it still seems unusual to me.
I'll miss seeing women break out the parasols to preserve their pale skin.