Fernando Flores

For Fernando Flores's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

When 'beauty' is more than skin deep

Jan 7, 2018

When 'beauty' is more than skin deep

It all began sometime in the Heian Period (794-1185) of Japanese history. A woman of unparalleled beauty was born in the northern prefecture of Akita, a region known for its harsh winters, strong sake and delicious rice. Ono no Komachi was a poet lauded in ...