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Kagai, literally translated as “Flower Town,” is the term Kyoto people use for the districts where the geiko and maiko practice the high-class arts that have made their beauty and refinement legendary the world over. There are five Kagai in Kyoto: Gion Kobu, Miyagawacho, Pontocho, Kamishichiken and Gion Higashi. This over 300-page volume is divided into five chapters: ELEGANCE OF GEIKO AND MAIKO: Features the beauty of the protagonists in Kagai, with the details on their hairstyles and flower ornaments. SPLENDOR OF DANCE STAGE: Features geiko and maiko on the stage, showing their seriously pursued entertainment skills. FOUR SEASONS IN KAGAI: Presents a lot of annual events throughout the year. GION BETWEEN 1973 AND 1985: Shows the tradition in Kagai. TRANSITION FROM MAIKO TO GEIKO: Documenting a girl entering this world as an apprentice, and her efforts for 5 years to become a geiko. This definitive photo collection will be a good introduction to Kyoto’s traditional culture.
Number of Pages: 303
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Street Date: July 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-6436