• Geisha-spotting & some random thoughts

    by  • November 23, 2013 • - Japan • 2 Comments

    After my first geisha-spotting in Gion Kyoto a year ago, I walked away intrigued, and yet feeling as if I may be missing something.

    Ever so often, I’d be pre-occupied with capturing the perfect shot.¬†If only I’d taken more time to observe the little details.

    This time around, as we hang around Hanami-koji in Gion for some geisha-spotting, I put away the camera and kept my eyes wide open.

    As a geisha walked by, I kept a respectful distance, admiring her beauty, her silk kimono and nape make-up, her grace, her exquisite charm, her gait and her fleeting expression as she made her way through the stalking crowd.

    Same with the next few we spotted, I stood by quietly, taking in the exquisite sight.

    I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is to be in her shoes

    That evening, I walked away relishing each and every detail. And yes, it was even more rewarding (and considerate) to observe the geishas without being like a paparazzi.

    So, if you’re in for some geisha-spotting, maybe it’s best to just ditch the camera and keep your eyes peeled.


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    2 Responses to Geisha-spotting & some random thoughts

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