40. Lady with Umbrella


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You saw them every now and then. Japanese ladies walking around with an umbrella in the sunshine. What you don't see is that she is also wearing thin black gloves. Apparently, all sorts of sun tan are unwelcome!.

The most remarkable case was in Tokyo, my very first day while I was heading for my hotel. As a fairly young woman entered Takashimaya, one of Tokyo's most exclusive department stores, she collapsed her umbrella. There had been sunshine we my planed touched down, but now it was overcast. And it would take 2-3 more hours before it started to rain. ¿Que?