Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon by Mortimer Menpes. 1901. Watercolor. Source: Japan: A Record in Colour, facing p. 16. Mempes even enjoyed the long, lazy, shimmering days of Japan's hottest season, loving the light of "golden summer days" (41), and the way the people adapted to the heat, keeping cool companionably in small teashops or inns, as here, and relaxing in the shade. [Click on the image to enlarge it.] — Jacqueline Banerjee

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Menpes, Dorothy. Japan: A Record in Colour. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1901. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California Libraries. Web. 20 June 2019.

Created 20 June 2019