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oh geiko

traditions to be shared

your whole life

These are two Geiko (thats Kyoto speak for Geisha) who were doing a photo shoot on a terrace at Kio Mizudera.   41 altre parole



I’ve been planning a short trip to Osaka in January. While I was researching places to visit, I learned about Kyoto and Gion district where Geishas still exist! 120 altre parole

Sketch Book

Geisha graduation ...

The ornate fabrics making up the kimonos, obis (waistbands) and kanzashi (hair ornaments) of these maiko on their graduation to become fully fledged geiko (Kyoto equivalent of geisha). 25 altre parole


Kyoto, Japan

The last stop on our tour of Japan… Kyoto. By far, my favorite. It’s a big city, but unlike Tokyo, it feels like a smaller town. 108 altre parole


A Reflective Moment

When I started to draw “A Reflective Moment” on October 15th, I was full of trepidation. My previous drawing on Velin BFK Rives had fallen through so my confidence was at an all-time low.   328 altre parole


Higashiyama and Kiyomizu-dera

Whenever I get a visitor, I take them to Kiyomizu-dera, probably the most visited spot in Kyoto (see my visit before). This magnificent temple sits on a wooden platform from which one has a beautiful view over Kyoto. 39 altre parole


Geisha, Geiko, Maiko, Hangyoku and how to tell the difference.

While in Kyoto we had the privilege of attending a private Geisha/Geiko (see below for an explanation of the different terms) performance. I’d only seen such things in movies and it was truly mesmerizing. 304 altre parole