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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. :)

Kyoto's photo
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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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