This is one of many images that Pip collected and wanted identified. A few readers came forward and did exactly that. Takero Kawabata is a Japanese photographer covering special public events. You can be forgiven for thinking this is a shot from Carnival in Brazil, but in fact—like the Mardi Gras in the US—it is an imported event. Every year (circumstances permitting) in late August, Japan hosts the Asakusa Samba. This girl is one of many contestants who participated in the samba parade contest. Many dancers do come from Brazil to complete and it goes without saying that the best dancers get their start very young.
(Last Updated On June 17, 2021)