The Kagai In Kyoto by Hiroshi MizobuchiThe Kagai In Kyoto by Hiroshi Mizobuchi

The Kagai In Kyoto

byHiroshi Mizobuchi

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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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.
Hiroshi Mizobuchi is a photographer specializing in Kyoto's entertainment quarter for a long time. He had exhibitions in Washington DC, Miltenberg in Germany as well as various cities in Japan. He has published more than 20 books.
Title:The Kagai In KyotoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.3 × 5.9 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Nippan IPSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:4838105266

ISBN - 13:9784838105267

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