Friday Lens Affair #31

Geisha, Japan

This week I’m hosting a great photograph of geisha by Jessica Bissot from Exploring New Shores. Japan is a place where I really want to go one day, that is why this picture have caught my eye! I have mentioned that many times on this series, especially in the Friday Lens Affair # 14 featuring great photography from Okinawa Festival. I’m sure I will love this country. But as much as can, I try to keep my expectations low. Do not want to be disappointed.

Picture Story: Geisha, Japan

This beautiful picture was taken in Kyoto, Japan while I was strolling through the city looking for how to get to Kiyomizu-Temple. Well, what can I say, I got lost in the big city of Kyoto and took the wrong direction. Luckily, it brought me to a secret Geisha spot.

It was a little, narrow street going uphill, when I passed a small temple. First, I just saw the temple and admired the site and its decorations. A short time later, a photographer approached me asking me to step aside in the overall most friendly Japanese way.

I then realized that I was “intruding” a Geisha photo shooting. I excused myself for being in the picture and stepped aside.

Wow, I was behind the scenes now and kept watching a team of photographers, stylists and Geishas. It was amazing and such a special moment, I was so glad that I got lost in the end as it brought me to this great location.

It remains a special memory still leaving me in awe. The Geishas were amazing with their outfits, their looks and their attitude!

 

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2 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #31

  1. Ron

    It always seems like the best things found while traveling are by accident. I make it a point to “get lost” in most places I go so that it increases the odds of me coming across something special. lol The city of Hanoi, Vietnam (where I’m currently traveling through) is a perfect place to do that. I’m actually sitting in a cafe 4 stories up from the hustle & bustle of city life…a lovely place I would have never discovered had I stayed on the beaten path. ;-) Beautiful photo!
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    • Totally agree! Getting lost is quiet essential, and interacting with locals for me! Cool, that you are in Vietnam, I’m jealous! :)
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