Today the weather was on our side – we could walk along the Takase River under the last cherry blossoms and at times we had sunny spells.
We walk through the narrow streets of the Gion district and suddenly they just appeared – the stunningly beautiful butterflies – the Geisha. They are very shy and very fast on their geta (shoes). The Geisha often comes out in the dusk and evening, when they are going to work.
Even on postcards from Kyoto the Geisha turn the back against the camera – they are so private … I’m glad that they didn’t turn their faces away from me and Oscar, but I asked first … you can see how one of the ladies are looking down.
So we really strike lucky this morning ….. with the ladies …. and the sun, because now it rains again.
“If you aren’t the woman I think you are,
then this isn’t the world I thought it was.”
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha