28th January: Kyoto – the Gion.

There were quite a few young women wearing kimonos amongst the crowd at the Kiyomizu-dera temple and in the Gion district below. They might have been Geisha, or Maikos (apprentice Geisha) or probably just young women wearing traditional dress. The area north-west of Kiyomizu-dera and between the river and the hills has many charming streets preserved with traditional buildings.

Scene in traditional street 1

Scene in traditional street 2

Scene in traditional street 3

Two people descending the stairs from the gate of the Shoren-In Temple

Lanterns outside a small museum after dark, probably a Shinto shrine.

More lanterns, nearby

4 comments on “28th January: Kyoto – the Gion.

  1. Jools says:

    Ah hahhh, the top photo was included just to torture me wasn’t it! They all look amazing. Love Jools

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