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Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto

Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

Geisha the beauty beyond the time

Definition The word Geisha is composed by two kanji 芸妓. The first one means arts and the second one means person. liahati.blogspot.jp/ Literally, it could be translated as, artist or person who devotes her life to arts and entertainment. Origin dr-yokai.blogspot.jp/ It is believed that Geisha rose from one of the most ancient job in…

Eigamura The Japanese Hollywood

Attractions psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/ Located at Azumasa area of Kyoto, Eigamura the Japanese world for eiga (=movie), and mura (=village), was described by Karla Cripps, a CNN writer, as The Hollywood of Japan. The place has many other names among Japanese, such as Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (東映太秦映画村, or Kyoto Studio Park or simply the Movie Land. It…

Authentic Japanese Courtesans in Asakusa, Oiran Dochu Festival

April Courtesan Parade Asakusa Temple and the crowds during the weekend. Author’s photo If you’re ever in Tokyo in April, there’s a parade you can see for free in Asakusa. Asakusa itself is a traditional district in Taito and is famous for the Senso-ji, Asakusa Shrine and Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) with a lot of visitors…