Geisha performing Traditional Japanese Dance with Fan - seen in Kyoto in spring. When i visit Japan, will definitely not miss the KABUKI. I think they are the most graceful performers next to the ballet dancers. This fan dance is in my "must watch list"
Japan, glimpse a fading cultural icon in Kyotos Gion neighborhood. If Japan has a face, its to be found in this small district directly adjacent to Yasaka Shrine, for its here that the geisha—or geiko, as theyre known in Kyoto—live and work.
Unlike ultra-modern Tokyo, Kyoto has retained much of its traditional Japanese character. Once the western capital of Japan, Kyoto is a city of numerous shrines and geishas, memorized in the Memoires of a Geisha bestseller and eponymous Hollywood produc