Monday, January 16, 2006

From beautiful Kyoto, part of the Wildeboer-Buitendorp excursion, a quintessential Japanese scene. Taken at a park in Gion, where all the geishas tend to hang out. (What's the plural form of geisha, anyway?) Posted by Picasa

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Anonymous Fraya said...

Meika
Very nice pictures! Gots one question. Whats a geisha? Its not the bird right?
Great job on the pictures.

1/17/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Meika said...

Thanks! No, I think that the bird is some sort of crane. Cranes appear in a lot of Japanese art; I think that they're supposed to be good luck.
Geishas
are traditional Japanese entertainers, skilled in the arts of music, dance, and conversation. Their numbers have declined significantly in recent years, and the Gion district in Kyoto is one of the few areas where you're likely to see them out and about.

1/23/2006 01:35:00 AM  

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