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a woman of art

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 2 October 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Gion is a district of Kyoto originally developed in the Middle Ages in front of Yasaka Shrine. The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan. The geisha in Kyoto do not refer to themselves as geisha; instead, they use the local term geiko. While the term geisha means "artist" or "person of the arts", the more direct term geiko means essentially "a woman of art".

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