Blossoming in Japan

Photo essay: Sahel Rosa is a top model and TV actress in Japan

by Nomura Seiichi
Sahel Rosa was born in a small village in Kurdistan, Iran. She went to Japan as a refugee. In her biography she says she grew up watching the Japanese TV series, Oshin, on Iranian television. Read about her here. Portraits by Nomura Seiichi.



by Emrooz on

Thank you alireza99 for the link to her life story.  She is a true survivor who has endured much pain and suffering.  I wish her the very best in life, and that goes for her wonderful mother too.



Amazing life story ....

by alireza99 on

Good luck to her. Amazing life story, see link below:



Sargord Pirouz

She has an anime look

by Sargord Pirouz on

Doesn't she?

Exotic attire would better complement the look. 


Here I come Japan...

by Emil on

Here I come Japan...

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

i just want to say bravo to her makeup artist

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

to make someone look like this in a photo shoot - so bare and natural - is a skill not all artists have.  the canvas, gorgeous, helps too!



by Yaasi on

She is very beautiful but as a model she should have worn better dresses.


She looks lovely.

by پیام on

Best of luck to her.



by yolanda on

She looks Oriental to me, too. :O)

Disclaimer: I am not a racist person.

Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"


So she's not Japanese at all? She looks like one. She's good!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.


عجب مموشه


Moshi Moshi!

Kamran Ramyar

Iranian beauty

by Kamran Ramyar on

Words cannot fully describe her natural beauty.   



by yolanda on

 A pretty girl, but her clothes need a little adjustment or something. I am glad she is successful!

Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"