Kyoto, Japan

Heianjingu-Shrine, Kyoto, Japan – one of my favorite places in the world and it's especially beautiful during cherry blossom season.


Kitsune fox, an animal that is an element of particular importance in Japanese folklore, in fact is used to name a classical spirit whose function is to protect forests and villages

Boy dressed up in ceremonial kimono, possibly for Shinto coming of age ceremony  , via Flickr.

Boy dressed in ceremonial kimono, hakama and sword. Japan Shichigosan - cute Hafu boy and a nice inspiration for A's outfit.

Japanese five yen coin (go-en: go-en also means fate / bond in Japanese) at Mt. Takao, Japan

Japanese five yen coin (go-en: go-en also means fate / bond in Japanese) at Mt. Takao, Japan (Not Okinawan but Cool!

Kusagawa trail, Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan

Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan:: We are taking Sebastian here for his birthday.

New Kimono style for wedding 伝統の技に現代のセンスが重なる日本の花嫁が美しい!/Modern sense of overlaps the traditional techniques of Japanese bride is beautiful!


New Kimono style for wedding 伝統の技に現代のセンスが重なる日本の花嫁が美し

The white make-up and elaborate kimono and hair of a maiko is the popular image held of geisha. A woman entering the geisha community does not have to begin as a maiko, having the opportunity to begin her career as a full geisha. Either way, however, usually a year's training is involved before debuting either as a maiko or as a geisha. A woman above 21 is considered too old to be a maiko and becomes a full geisha upon her initiation into the geisha community.

I think a Geisha is one of the most beautiful things in the world. I wish I could go to Japan for the cherry blossoms and Geisha.too bad I hate Japanese food.