Child watches visitors meditate at the Shima Geisha House, Kanaz
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Japan in Haiku 6: Geisha Tea Party

Geisha Tea Party

In every sip we
taste the past, smiles dancing on
blood red geisha lips.

Kanazawa is one of the few places in Japan where Geishas still entertain. In the past it was wealthy local businessmen who sought them out, now it’s often tourists, desperate for a glimpse into this curious dwindling world. The Geishas that still remain come out at night and the best way to spot them is in the dusk on their way to a job.

But you can visit a former Geisha tea house; Shima. On taking off your shoes and stepping inside you are plunged into a world of bamboo and fine art, topped with a tea ceremony where I swear the ghosts of Geishas past were dancing with us in spirit.

 

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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