Monday, September 20, 2010

Japan Series - The Colours of Gion, Kyoto

Geisha rushing to ochaya teahouses for performance. Traditional merchant houses serving expensive kaiseki ryori. Okiya or guesthouses where geisha and maiko live during their career. And tourists, lots of them, armed with cameras.

This is the heart of Gion. This is Hanami-koji.

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8 comment(s):

Sydney Shop Girl September 20, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

Such beautiful photos!

I admire you for obtaining them in such hot weather.

SSG xxx

Anh September 20, 2010 at 8:52 PM  

absolutely stunning!

shaz September 20, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

Gorgeous! You take such amazing photos.

OohLookBel September 20, 2010 at 11:09 PM  

*sigh* Just like Memoirs of a Geisha, but real!

joey@FoodiePop September 21, 2010 at 7:02 AM  

As everyone else has commented, love the collage of pics! I've always wanted to visit Gion and see those geisha girls.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 22, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

These are absolutely stunning photos! I've never been here but always wondered what it was like after reading several books on Gion :)

Verve.IS.served January 26, 2011 at 4:50 PM  

Your images brought Arthur Golden's novel, "Memoirs of a Geisha" to life for me. Even the cinematography of the movie was dark and murky, I much prefer your vivid images of Gion! In fact, I think the pictures are so lovely that I honestly feel they are the 2nd best thing to visiting Japan.

Thank you,


Anonymous December 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM  

The dogs are dead.
And they're still incurring evil from their prior life(ves).
Junior Seau is a good example::The real, a 20-something in her next life, making progress, so the gods allow her clone host fake to committ suicide, allowing her off the hook incurring evil in her prior life. AND close the restaurant, her legacy in capitalism.
Al Davis should be so lucky.
The antient's leaders, politicians, celebrities, corporate executives, scientists/professionals are clone host fakes, fresh out of high school who woudln't know their ass from a hole in the ground. Without the gods doing their jobs THROUGH THEM they'd only be good for playing with themselves.

Because of their use of clone host fakes the gods have created a blameless society where nobody takes responsibility for the destruction which has occurred.
The BODs, CEOs and wealthy are fakes fresh out of high school, the gods no longer push anyone into it and instead used temptation, and the result is devistation the gods won't "make up" to the disfavored anymore.

There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture, which was designed and promoted with the god's tools to achieve their Apocalyptic goals, screamed racism when there was a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
People of color can't recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
To further illustrate this is why California's educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

The gods behave monsterously in the course of managing Planet Earth, matching our decay, but they demand people be good if you are to have a chance to ascend as a child in a future life.
Not only is doing the right things important (praying, attoning for your sins, thinking the right way:::accepting humility, modesty, vulnerability), so is avoiding the wrong things important as well:::"Go and sin no more".
You NEED active parents who share wisdom to have a real chance to ascend into heaven in a future life, and you MUST be a good parent as well to have that opportunity in your next life.

Don't forget the lessons the 'ole white preacher taught:::Dancing is a sin, spare the rod spoil the child.
The gods used the liberal tool to ridicule away so many taboos, paving the way for the decay of society and ultimately the End Times::::::
Black behavior was controlled by the KKK. Men's behavior was controlled by marriage for thousands of years.
When married by 15 men never gained the taste of promiscuity. Once the gods used the budding liberalism tool the men set the tone for the deteriorating enviornment centered around their gross disfavor.
Women's relinquishing control of pre-arranged marriage will be what costs mankind everything in The End. Men are pigs, essentially just primally responsive disfavored beings who if given the freedom will abuse based on the impulses the god's push them into. Whereas under pre-arranged marriage this behavior was contained now the promiscuous fraternity house epitomizes the pinnicle of what a "real man" should be. And sadly the women fall into line.
The end of the world is all the women's fault.

And on the 5th day the gods gave us Sandy Hook.

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