Mystique ― the beauty unfolding


Caroline Young, artwork and text

QFWF, May 22th 2020 © Source: The art of Caroline R. Young (2002)

“Mystique” beautifully illustrates the spirituality of the modern Japanese woman .

The red lotus flowers represent the enlightenment of Zen Buddhism: perfect purity rising from the muddy waters.

The cranes appearing on her kimono represent longevity.

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As an adopted child of Chinese-American expatriates, I have always been intrigued by how the Chinese culture explained the mysteries of the universe.