Tag Archives: Miyagawa-cho

Kimihiro and Kimitoyo

Three weeks ago today I happened across the Erikae of Kimihiro of Miyagawa-cho.  Here are eight of my favourite photos from this most fortunate of spontaneous photo-shoots. I took the top photo during the Erikae walk.  I was one of … Continue reading

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Photobombs on the Streets of Kyoto

When one is trying to photograph maiko and geiko on Kyoto streets, one is certainly not alone.  Cars cruise by while dangerously-speeding taxi drivers blare their horns at straying pedestrians.   Delivery boys on bikes whizz and a constant stream of cheek-by-jowl pedestrians wander willy-nilly. … Continue reading

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Sisters

I made a spontaneous visit to Kyoto last week.  As far as I knew nothing was happening; no erikae or misedashi (debuts).  I planned to walk and photograph for three days and hoped that I would find some good material for … Continue reading

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Greetings

My drawing “Greetings” has made it.  Phew!  I wasn’t sure that it would.  This poor drawing had interruptions to such an extent that I lost my thread of “original intention” with it.  I was threatened with jury duty (which I … Continue reading

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Step by Step

Two women with umbrellas approach one another in Miyagawa-cho, Kyoto.  One is a young woman who happens to be a maiko.   Her gait is fluid, she walks tall and her umbrella is the colour of sakura (cherry blossom).  She radiates ease and … Continue reading

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