JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 8 – KYOTO – GION DISTRICT – NIGHT PICTURES

by Antonio Gil July. 27, 2020 769 views

One of Yayoi Kusama sculptures of her PUMPKIN FOREVER exhibition

One of Yayoi Kusama sculptures of her PUMPKIN FOREVER exhibition

♫♫ Gion, Kyoto - Letters from Japan ♫♫

Gion (祇園) is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, located around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west. It is filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya (teahouses), where geiko (Kyoto dialect for geisha) and maiko (geiko apprentices) entertain.

Gion attracts tourists with its high concentration of traditional wooden machiya merchant houses. Due to the fact that property taxes were formerly based upon street frontage, the houses were built with narrow facades only five to six meters wide, but extend up to twenty meters in from the street.

Interspersed among the restaurants are a number of ochaya (teahouses), the most exclusive and expensive of Kyoto's dining establishments, where guests are entertained by maiko and geiko.

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Heike 1 year, 1 month ago

...Pumpkin forever... Funnysatisfied I think I like modern art, because it often makes me laugh out loud. This reminds me more to a 22-spot-ladybird.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 1 year, 1 month ago

I hope she didn't start flying 😁😁

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Tsao T-F 1 year, 1 month ago

Very nice shoots. #1 and #4. And nice links.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tsao T-F 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you my friend.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

Have you noticed there are many black woods on the lower surfaces of house walls? 
I don't know why. But, my friend said they prevent urinating of drunk men.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tsao T-F 1 year, 1 month ago

Very strange claim. 😁 If they are drunk they don't care if it's black or white

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 1 month ago

Interesting write up and my favorite is #1....night lights and the wide angle, perfect!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 1 month ago

The day was almost over, and dinner was expecting us 😊

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

Fascinating info on the girls who are trained in the arts of hospitality, music & entertainment that keep guests at ease & having fun while they eat & drink! Wonderful images, as always to accompany! 
+1smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

This was almost like an interlude for the next day. The day was fading away and it was almost over. Thanks dear friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

You Two really know how to find & report the most fascinating things, worldwide! I'd love to travel with you!
+1smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

We are happy to have you on board 😊

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

+1smile+1

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Francesc 1 year, 1 month ago

Fantastic set....Great images

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you dear friend

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