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(An image of two true Maiko, or apprentice Geisha. Their hair ornaments and distinctive long, hanging obi knots show their status. Used by permission from Unsplash.com.) Gion is probably one of the most famous and popular tourist locations in Japan. Thanks to films and books like Memoirs of a Geisha, or Geisha of Gion, most people associate it with highly sophisticated nightlife.
But I feel it matters for tourists to go in with some awareness of what geisha really are. Many
When you enter Universal Studios Japan, one of the first places of eating you will find is the Beverly Hills Boulangerie. While I didn't actually eat here, I was struck by how cute the architecture and style of the place was. (Taken by me, 2019.)
It is increasingly rare to find art nouveau style. So why a restaurant that is meant to be from the ultra chic and glamorous Beverly Hills would have a French name and such architecture was a curiosity to me. Having learned about wh