Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ketai Culture: Kyoto

Ketai Culture: Kyoto, originally uploaded by mboogiedown.

"The mix of old and new, modern and traditional: Kyoto, Japan.

Maiko (apprentice geiko) from the Gion Higashi district heading for the torii, or sacred gate, of Yasaka Shrine.

Ketai is the Japanese word for mobile/ cell phone, which is being used here to take pictures of the maiko. The juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modern sensibilities is part of what makes Japan so interesting."

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