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What’s the Difference Between a Geisha, a Maiko, and a Geiko?

Geishas and maikos are world famous for being some of the most long-standing examples of Japanese culture and tradition. The art of being a geisha is something that is still practiced today – unlike other Japanese traditions or professions such as samurai, they withstood the test of time. These beautiful entertainers have been around for…
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Art Aquarium Nihonbashi 2019: Goldfish and Edo Culture

by Zoria Petkoska Nihonbashi was the heart of Edo, or old Tokyo, where all important roads used to meet. To this day, the area is displaying its Edo heritage through art, design, events, food – both authentic recreations and modern culture twists. Just a stroll around the area reveals elegant tradition-inspired design, with people wearing…

38 Things to Do in Kagurazaka, a District Overflowing with Tradition and Culture, in 2019

Kagurazaka is a small central district of Tokyo that is relatively undiscovered compared to the tourist-packed surrounding areas of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ueno. With a heavy French influence, the main street through Kagurazaka is brimming with French-inspired cafés, restaurants and shops. However, the history of this area dates back to the Edo period and you…

Have an Atmospheric Dining Experience Along a Narrow Alley in Kyoto!

When it comes to eating in Japan, dining doesn’t only happen in the open, wide streets. It happens in the alley, too! One of the most atmospheric dining places can be found in Kyoto. It is popularly called “Pontocho” (先斗町) which is a narrow alley lined with traditional-looking entrances. It is also home to many…

5 Fun Facts Not Commonly Known About Geisha

Geisha are well-known Japanese female entertainers who are regarded as one of the country’s iconic symbols. Though many things have already been discussed about them, there are some fun facts which you might not have heard about. Here are 5 interesting things to know about geisha. 1. Geisha Are Almost Like Celebrities Being a geisha…

Finding the Ever-Elusive Geisha in Kyoto

When people think of Japan, one of the first things that comes to mind for a lot of people is of course Geisha. You know, the famously elegant Japanese ladies with their painted faces and flowing Kimonos. But many people don’t know where to look for them once they get to Japan. In most of…