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Japan 2016: Kyoto

On to Kyoto, where we spent the majority of our trip and still had only barely begun to see the incredible city.

We rented an apartment in the Higashiyama area, only a moment’s walk from Gion. 1.948 altre parole


Can a simple plastic bottle cure you of armpit sweat?

An easy trick rooted in Japanese tradition claims to be able to curb embarrassing pit stains and the social ills they cause. 867 altre parole


Running late

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least as fast as that!”

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The Gieshas and Maikos of Kyoto

She painted her face full white, put on some red lipstick, black and red accents on her eyes and eyebrows. Her hair was arranged to the most sophisticated Shimada hairstyle with a beautiful ornamented hair comb, a simple wig and hairpins. 535 altre parole


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Shinkansen (Bullet Trains)

Shinkansen means ‘new main line’. The building of the Shinkansen began in 1959 and was completed between Tokyo and Osaka in 1965. 627 altre parole


Maiko: Labor of Love

In the wee hours of the morning, almost seven days after your birth, I sit at our dining table watching you sleep in the swing.  We had to leave our bedroom so mom could get some much needed rest.   1.624 altre parole


Kyoto - Kimono Culture

Upon a visit to Kyoto, many who have read all the popular Japan tourism websites would believe that the streets of Gion are dotted with Maiko taking a relaxing day walk between performances and tea arrangements with wealthy businessmen. 516 altre parole