The Woman with the Four Seasons Robe

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Christina Stoppa

As part of a mythology class I took last year I had to write an original myth.  This is my main character.  You can read the finished myth in its entirety in my Library. And in case you haven't guessed from her expression, the myth is a sad one. I've modeled the main character on a ukiyoe painting of a geisha or tayuu, because these performing women would often portray mythical roles. And ukiyoe has a remarkable ability to display sorrow. As for her kimono... Seasonal motifs are very importan when wearing kimonos. Well, here I've designed a kimono with motifs from all four seasons. There's snow covered pine and bamboo for winter, turning maple leaves and chrysanthemums for fall, running water, willow branches, and folding fans for summer, wysteria, cherry blossoms and irises for spring and cranes to tie the entire year together. You can read the entire myth here:,bychristinastoppa.htm.html

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