Geisha are one of the most iconic yet secretive symbols of Japanese culture. With 400 years of mystery and allure under their obi, witnessing the gorgeous Geisha draped in their dazzling kimonos and painted to perfection whilst performing ancient arts of Japanese entertainment is a exquisitely extraordinary experience you will never forget.
But how do you get to see a real Geisha or Maiko in Kyoto? Let me count the ways…
A Maiko is a apprentice Geisha. We can identify that this Maiko is in her 1st year of training as she only has her bottom lip painted red
Lao Lu people have many different names and live in a range of countries spanning South East Asia’s boarders, in Vietnam this decorative and resourceful Buddhist group reside in isolated and introverted villages found deep in the low lands near the mountains of Lai Chau province. Miles away from the nearest roads visiting the Lao Lu feels like you have stepped into a National Geographic postcard. Women can be seen weaving and wearing their traditional threads on a daily basis, smoke billows from chimneys on top of wooden stilt houses, and fields of corn crops blow lightly in the breeze against a back drop of forest clad highlands.