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Gion Ladies by burningmonk Gion Ladies by burningmonk
Gion is the old neighborhood in Kyoto, famous for green tea and geisha. These are not geisha however, just usual Kyoto girls dressed in kimono, out for lunch at one of the many cake shops in the area. :D
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
gotcha!! XD
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hehe. :D
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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oscanN Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Hello, I see your beatiful art this evening so please let me use it for my cosplay project, I will post it in my facebook, my deviantart and I wll link it to you! 
I am very very thank you! 
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
No worries. Please go ahead! :D
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oscanN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Photographer
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Thank you so much!!!!!!!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
 No worries! Great job! :D
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dejesusscott Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
very nice foto taken...... 
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burningmonk Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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dejesusscott Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
your welcome...... :D (Big Grin) 
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Tenshi-no-Kanashimi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
It's amusing and quite stunning to see how some traditions never die, but time changes things around them. Like replacing the paper/silk parasols with modern umbrellas. XD
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
The more things change, the more they stay the same. :D
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str12o Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the Japan version of the Beatles photo?
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, yes it is! :D
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litanilitani Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love the fact that that one girl was caught you taking the photo, it gives variation and natural feeling  imo. nice work!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D I like this detail as well! :D
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KimchiMuse Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Writer
I love how ancient and modern culture live together so openly in Japan!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love this about Japan as well, especially Tokyo! :D
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
It is jusr wonderful scene.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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mangawhio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Kimono? Nah, yukata...
Great iconic Japanese shot.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Perhaps, but is there such a thing as a winter yukata? It's was really cold. :D
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Fuyou-hime Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
They are wearing kimono. The garments are all clearly lined (the lining is visible at the hem). The two at either ends are wearing kimono lined in yellow, the girl in grey has a lining of light blue, and the other girl has a lining of red and a white under-kimono. These are in fact wearing polyester kimono, hanhaba obi, and haori that I am very certain came from a rental shop.

It is very common in Kyoto to see women in kimono, but in reality the majority of them are in rental kimono that they did not put on themselves. Many rental services have cheap ensemble sets (cheap because they are polyester) that come with dressing services and sometimes hair and make-up. These services cater to both locals and tourists (domestic and foreign) so that people can go to shrines and temples, a day at the theater, or a restaurant in Gion Koubu while feeling traditional. It's easy to spot these ladies because, one, their kimono are all styled in a late Taisho/early Showa revival style (which is fashionable right now), and, two, because they tend to be wearing the same ones so there are a bunch of pictures of different ladies wearing the exact same ensembles. Also, the styling of the hanhaba bow is rather professional, not the sort of thing the average person knows how to do.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fascinating! I love how you know about kimonos and the culture surrounding them. I will say, I find it kind of funny that they have professionally tied obi but they're carrying cheap collapsible umbrellas. :D Anyway, thank you again for the insightful comment!
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Fuyou-hime Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I guess the rental service didn't come with waxed-paper umbrellas =D.
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TheMoonSamurai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
truth be told...
One reason why I'd like to go to Japan is just to dress up. HAHAHA.
I'm weird in that regard. .-P
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
You can do that in Gion. It's a bit expensive but they can make you look like a samurai. :D
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TheMoonSamurai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
oh that's in Gion? I remember I was watching a tv show and they went on a school trip and ended up dressing up like Samurai and whatnot. .-P

well even just a Yukata would be enough for me. HAHAHAHA. .-P
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional
Oops... that one lady busted you! ;)
Great shot, man! :D
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I was worried about that, but I think it makes the photo. Also, once they realized I was photographing them, they loved it and struck poses! :D
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional
... ooh, where are those shots?! :D
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maxre Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
That's one thing I love about kyoto. The number of Kimono wearing ladies. It's really nice to see the tradition hasn't left. It really looks elegant.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
There are quite a bit more than in Tokyo, that's for sure! :D
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maxre Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
True.
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Dhavita Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student
It's really nice and interesting to see the daily scenery around Kyoto. I'm pretty envious, I want to go to a cake shop. ; ;~
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hehe, the cake was pretty good! :D
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