The modern and the classic was just passing each other

Modern woman and classic woman

Shot in the city of Gion, Kyoto

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When I entered into an alleyway in this area, an old woman came from over there. She wore a Kimono, a Japanese dress. The dress was fitted to the old street. She passed a young woman ahead me. In total contrast to the old woman, the young woman wore an European clothes. When I saw the moment, I thought the modern and the tradition just went by each other.

Yet I wondered why I thought the European clothes was a metaphor of the modern at the same time. I might think the westernization was equivalent to the modernization somewhere in my heart.

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PHOTO DATA

No

587

Shooting Date

Sep 2006

Posted On

October 27, 2006

Modified On

January 19, 2020

Place

Gion, Kyoto

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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