Geisha photo spotting

How I love Kyoto and came to read a famous book about the geisha culture and took pictures of geishas in the Gion quarter of that lovely city. You can expect an exhibition with items from Kyoto at some point in the future…

A few days before my departure for Japan to be visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto for four months, I happened to walk by a second-hand bookstore in Copenhagen. Out of the corner of my eye I caught a pair of very red lips – the type of thing that always catches one’s attention – and a white face under which the title was “Memoirs of a Geisha”.

– That must be a sign, I thought. I went in and paid the 3 dollars – spot on, excellent for the 12-hour flight over there.

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