Another participant in 2010 Jidai Matsuri event, dressed-up as a female warrior (onna-bugeisha, 女武芸者) holding a naginata __long handled sword designed specifically for them. An interesting character, since Japanese women (especially after Edo period) are commonly associated with quiet, fragile beauty. I deliberately blurred another character in this picture to draw attention to the warrior’s face. Watercolor on paper, 40x60cm. 6hrs in studio.