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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras Senryu

Mardi Gras
one by one girls flash
their breasts for beads

Published on World Kigo Database (Ash Wednesday)

Note: Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the biggest Carnival celebrations in the world, in/famously known for its “tradition of women baring their breasts in exchange for beads and trinkets.” For further information, see the Wikipedia entry, titled New Orleans Mardi Gras, and its subsection, Exposure and Mardi Gras.