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Geishas, Icons of Japan

Updated: Jan 29

Geishas can be seen throughout Japan, but in Kyoto it is still a way of life for many women, you see them in the old city as they walk to and from their jobs at local restaurants and hotels.

I felt a little ackward in the beginning asking the girls for a photo but they are so friendly and are always ready with a smile and the piece sign or a thumbs up.

In public Japanese people seem very introverted and avoid eye contact, but once a communication is attempted they are so friendly and will do their very best to help.

We discovered many ancient temples and shrines that remain scattered among the modern high rises on our daily walks.

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