This goddess is called 妙音天女 or 辩才天女 in China，and Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Benzaiten is the Goddess of everything that flows: Water, Words, Speech, Eloquence, Music and by extension, Knowledge. This photo is from a role in Beijing Opera
A look at the different types of traditional clothing from around the world. The fashion industry is always borrowing ideas from other cultures and eras so it's important to know where the inspiration for each new collection comes from and for Spring Summer 2015, it's all about Japanese kimonos.