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Again, I like lines under the eyes and the monkey lip lines as well ( lines that run parallel from the nose to the lips]. I absolutely love these lines because they yield a more natural composition to aged Japanese models.
The Happi wear is a traditional Japanese garment worn during festivals here in Japan. I use this in my photography to signify my own brand of Japanese beauty. In photography, a lot of professionals watermark their photos. Personally, I discourage the use of watermarks because they take away from the photo, in my opinion. But, to each his own. The soul of Japan is a rebranding of mine which reflects the beauty I see in modern Japan. As for Bushido and the ancient way of the samurai you'll need to consult with modern day Japanese about that one.
Typically, I like my subjects to be thick and heavy. This model is lean and slim. She has nice abs and long legs which is what I wanted to highlight. Many women here are skinny with 90% being skin and bones with very little to no muscle development. The 10% is just make-up with only 200 grams of brain matter is what represent the under 25 crowd, a favorite of Japanese men.
My subject is long and leggy with good abdominal development which is not typical of my work. Nevertheless, I do feel I need to highlight another aspect of sensuality with older Japanese women. The subject is in her 40s and loves drinking. Single women in this age group represent the professional working-class woman of Japan; too old for marriage and too much woman for most Japanese men to handle in and out of bed.