Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gion District ♥ ♥ ♥


Gion is Kyoto's most popular geisha district.

The streets and its side alleys are lined with well-preserved traditional machiya wooden houses, many of which now serve as teahouses and restaurants where guests are entertained by geisha and maiko (geisha apprentices). 

Unfortunately, we didn't see any of them walking around the area that afternoon, but looking at the beautifully rustic machiya houses was enough to keep us happily entertained.



IMG 6535



IMG 6537



IMG 6543



IMG 6550






IMG 6554



IMG 6555



On the other hand, we spotted some very non-geisha-ish subjects.


IMG 6552



IMG 6556




 HA HA HA!  Hahahahahaha!!!!!! :P


"Perhaps it seems odd that a casual meeting on the street could have brought about such change. But sometimes life is like that, isn't it."

"I don't know when we'll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world."

- Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...