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Japanese subway poster, from the retronaut

The most alien feature of this poster, to European eyes, is that Mary’s clothes are red. In Europe, Mary wears blue, always, without exceptions; actually blue has even be defined for a long time as the color of Mary, as outlined by Michel Pastoureau in his magnificent book, Blue.

Now the question is, why did the Japanese artist chose red?

Japanese subway poster, from the retronaut

The most alien feature of this poster, to European eyes, is that Mary’s clothes are red. In Europe, Mary wears blue, always, without exceptions; actually blue has even be defined for a long time as the color of Mary, as outlined by Michel Pastoureau in his magnificent book, Blue.

Now the question is, why did the Japanese artist chose red?