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The Sprinkles of the Sandman Issue

Little Kinjiro

Dress to read while working and walking in Japan.

by Inbe Kawori
23 August 2012, 10:15am

The philosopher Ninomiya Kinjiro was born into a poor family in 18-century Japan. He had to work and didn't have time to study, so he read his books as he worked and became a great man. In his honour, bronze statues depicting him reading and carrying firewood were erected all over the country, mostly in primary schools, but today these are decreasing in number. For some reason, Japanese authorities reckon it's dangerous to read and walk at the same time.

Photographer: Inbe Kawori
Stylist: Sam Voulters
Model: Anna Ryon

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model's own top, Topshop skirt, vintage shoes from Beyond Retro

model's own top and shirt, Drop Dead shorts, vintage belt from Beyond Retro

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