Tagged with Geisha

A night in Gion

A night in Gion


No trip to Kyoto is complete without a visit to Gion, arguably Japan’s most famous geisha district. Gion is best visited in the evening when the lanterns hanging outside the restaurants and ochaya (teahouses) are lit up – and if you’re lucky enough you might catch a glimpse of a geisha or maiko, geisha apprentices. … Continue reading

Book Review: Memoirs of a Geisha

Book Review: Memoirs of a Geisha


I’m surprised I hadn’t read Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha years ago but, as they say, ‘better late than never’. This book accompanied me on the Shinkansen as we were whizzing around Japan and it was very atmospheric, so I was obviously going to have to review it eventually. Memoirs of a Geisha is a … Continue reading

Back from Hyper Japan 2013!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Geisha, shamisen, cosplay, video games – HYPER JAPAN had them all and more this year and it was the best one to date! HYPER JAPAN is a three-day exhibition of Japanese culture in London, encompassing both the traditional and modern. … Continue reading

WIN! Memoirs of a Geisha


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Last week I promised on my Facebook page that if I reached 100 ‘likes’, I would run a giveaway. Within an hour my numbers jumped from 98 to 105 (not HUGE numbers but I’m still happy), so here’s your … Continue reading

Britain’s Got Talent? : ‘Geisha’


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I have a guilty confession to make. I’ve been watching Britain’s Got Talent. Usually, I avoid anything that has ‘reality TV’ written all over it and scowl when it clogs up my news feed on Twitter. However, due to … Continue reading