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Gion Kyoto by SheltieWolf Gion Kyoto by SheltieWolf
This is a photo which I took on Hanami Lane (花見小路) in Gion (祇園) Kyoto.

Hanami Lane is one of streets which are reminding traditional Japanese atmosphere in Kyoto. :)
Gion originally developed the shrine town of Yasaka Jinja (八坂神社). Shrine towns and temple towns in Japan correspond to cathedral cities in Europe. People have visited sacred places. So, whereupon merchants, shopkeepers and a lot of business have gathering before there. It became a town. Gion was also one of such towns. :)

Gion is a very famous erea which visitors can see maiko (舞妓). Maiko is an apprentice geisha (芸者) in Kyoto. Geisha are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games. :)

When travellers see maiko on a street, they may be very glad to see her traditional costume. Maiko and their kimono (Japanese traditional clothes) are very beautiful. But if you see them, please don't be noisy. Maiko are not a tourist attractions. They are as traditional office ladies in a traditional area. Then they are commuters who are travelling to work. :)

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cutealice-chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Artist
awwwww I love Japan :D :D this foto is sooo beautifull awwww very amazing :iconlove: :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
I'm glad you love Japan. :)
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MuccNoMiya Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Ahh~ I want to go japan! So beautiful place! :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! You must come to Japan someday. :D ^^
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MuccNoMiya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Yes! Me and my sister really want to go japan.Im 14,i have a girl twin.I can talk japanese .Not so much XD
I really love japanese tv dramas.I watched a lot of.14-19 Awesome! I want stay in japan . :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope your dream will come true. :D
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MuccNoMiya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Awwww Arigatou~ :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Douitashimashite. :D
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
this is really cool
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
どういたしまし
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Kamuk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
How beautiful, I would like to live in a place like this :)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Likewise. :D
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Gunnousai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Cool Kyoto .... I wanna go there sometime
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope you will get a chance to visit Kyoto someday. :D
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Gunnousai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I hope so too
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:iconcutealice-chan:
cutealice-chan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Artist
wooow this is so amazing XD
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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cutealice-chan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Artist
no problem :lol:
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
It's beautiful. I have to visit Japan someday, my big wish.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I hope you can get a chance to come to Japan someday. :D
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
You're welcome. I hope so too.
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow...so stunning!!!
I really want to visit Japan!!!
I heard of Maiko, they're amazing!!! >v<
I only watched them in tv,
it must be awesome to see
them in front of you OvO
but...why's the street empty?
there weren't any more tourists?
(sorry for my bad english)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^

I took this photo in the early morning. (5:00AM) People were still sleeping. :D
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!! early bird, aren't you? O.O
However, I think it was worth it! ^^
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got up 4:00AM that day for taking this photo. :D
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!!! :wow:
So early!!! Now I understand
why there weren't even birds flying :noes:
But I think there's not other way of getting a
proper light and good view if you wake up later ^^;
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. :D
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lishengtian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
哇,简直比中国的任何一条道路都要干净。
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
有机会你来日本看看吧。 :)
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lishengtian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
可是……你知道的……唉!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
海外旅行很贵了,对不对...? :)
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XXKitsunaXX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! Now that really makes me wanna save up to go to Kyoto now! Hope you can give me a tour round there, if it's possible! :3
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you will visit Japan, let me know. I live in Tokyo. I can guide you in/near Tokyo. :D
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XXKitsunaXX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sure thing. It'll take some time to save the money to go but I will let you know. :3
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK! I will! :D
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CPoring Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
好干净的道路!!!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
谢谢!京都是非常美丽的古都啦。有机会你来日本看看吧。 :D
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CPoring Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
可是我不会日语 ... >< 有机会我回去一去的 :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
你来东京,我能陪同游览。:D
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CPoring Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
啊啊!如果真的能来的话,我会去的~ >w<
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Raubritter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want my sake and my "thousand-years-"fan :)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thousand Years? :) ^^
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Raubritter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this fancy vans with good-luck inscriptions
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Shad-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen streets so clean as this! It just looks amazing. x_x
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
Streets of Gion area are one of the most beautiful streets in Japan, I think. :)
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Shad-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I ever get the chance myself, I should take a little holiday trip to see these wonderful places. ^_^
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you can get a chance. ;)
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oleola123 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Oh wow I really want to draw this picture by comicStudio.
Nice Shot my friend. I love to go Japan in traditional. It feel like we are coming back 100 or 200 years ago.
Sigh~...
I wish I was born in Japan and drawing comic in there.^^
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Yes. You can feel as if you had been transported through time to another age. :D
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