According to the old Japanese tradition, young women were allowed to wear clothing of cherry blossom color, however, women of middle aged or over shouldn’t wear the color of cherry blossom while the flowers were in full bloom and should be wearing the color after the period of their best was over.
Now I wonder what about I who am wearing pink color all year round.
I will dye my kimono deep cherry blossom color/
In order to make a reminder of the blossoms after they are gone/
Poem by Kino Aritomo
Calligraphy by Tomoko
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