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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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May 2016
白が基調のスペースです。訪れた時は亀﨑敏郎さんという方の水彩画展が催されていました。本人もいらっしゃり、絵の説明を丁寧にして下さいました。福岡や広島の海や川、船、山など自然の風景を優しいタッチで書かれてあり素敵な絵画に癒されました。
Written 1 June 2016
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