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Kazuhiko Matsumura - Subtle beauty




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Softcover laid in cloth boards, limited to 100 copies. The limited edition is bound by the same craftsmen as the ones who make the Buddhist scriptures in Kyoto.

"This is a story about the lifestyle of the Maiko and Geiko of Kyoto. In Kyoto there are five communities where Maiko and Geiko live. A lot of girls who aspire to become a Maiko come to these communities but most of them leave soon because of the strict lifestyle. They entertain mainly rich male guests at exclusive Japanese-style parties. They have to be elegant, polite and beautiful, but also entertaining. They live in a house with the housemother who manages all their affairs and other Maiko and young Geiko. They are thoroughly trained in how to behave by a housemother and the seniors.
After several years as a Maiko, and after they reach 20 years of age, they become a Geiko. This means being an adult in their community. During this period both their appearance and their inner maturity develop.
After becoming a Geiko, they keep improving their hospitality and performing art skills. The true essence of the Maiko and Geiko’s beauty isn’t only their physical appearance but their subtle internal beauty."

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Pages: 126
Place: Kyoto
Year: 2014
Publisher: Kyoto Shimbun
Size: 17 x 22 cm (approx.)

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