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Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan…..temple offerings
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China….Pots and pans…containing gastronomic delights

 

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Sausalito, California…..taffy temptations

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Hung Hum, Kowloon, Hong Kong….the daily catch

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:

In rural China, where the neon lights of the country’s big cities don’t shine, traces of the old country remain—hidden in tiny shoes. China Photos/Getty

In rural China, where the neon lights of the country’s big cities don’t shine, traces of the old country remain—hidden in tiny shoes. China Photos/Getty

Foot binding, the cruel practice of mutilating the feet of young girls, was once pervasive in turn-of-the-century China, where it was seen as a sign of wealth and marriage eligibility.

For a millennium—from the 10th to 20th centuries—the practice flourished on and off, deeply ingrained in Chinese society.

Even after it was outlawed in 1912, many women continued to clandestinely bind their daughters’ feet, believing it would make them more attractive to suitors.

For nearly a decade, British photographer Jo Farrell has been traveling to far-flung Chinese provinces to track down the last surviving women with bound feet.

At first, she was unaware that such women even still existed. But she has since uncovered a little-discussed and almost never seen practice that has endured…

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Jasper: A Summer Trip

Posted: April 22, 2014 in Hong Kong

 

The "Gentle Giant of the Rockies'.

The “Gentle Giant of the Rockies’.

http://travtrails.wordpress.com/jasper-a-summe…wips-hong-kong/  

Read the full article in Published Pages of my blog

Published in IMPRINT 13, The annual Anthology of Women in Publishing Society, Hong Kong