Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Paper lanterns

Paper lanterns, Kyoto
These are paper lanterns dedicated to Yasaka Shrine. The names on the papers are Maikos and Geishas working in Gion. Their work is to dance and sing on small Japanese restaurants.

This shrine is in Gion and famous for the gods of traditional Japanese arts. So Maikos and Geishas often go there to wish the further improvement of their performance.

2 Comments:

At 3/21/2007 8:10 AM, Anonymous Todd said...

I love your daily photos.

I just took my first trip to Kyoto in February. It is a beautiful place and I can't wait to go back!

Your site has given me all kinds of ideas for places to visit on my next trip.

I took a picture of these same lanterns at Yakasa while I was there.

http://poweredbysteam.com/2007/03/yasaka-shrine/

Looking forward to more!

 
At 3/21/2007 4:13 PM, Blogger Mimmu said...

Hello Macky,
I have in my post the link about the exhibition ALvar Aallo`s life and works made by Shigeru Ban in London.

I wish you happy springtime!

 

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