– a snippet from my chat with Katsuharu (a senior maiko in the Gion Kobu district) It would be the first time to visit my ochaya (teahouse) in the Gion Kobu since the coronavirus outbreak. I have been going there for almost a quarter century. The Okaasan, (proprietress) has a real mother-like aura and her
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One of the famous features of Kyoto is the summertime “Nouryou Yuka” verandas at restaurants and bars along the Kamo River. There is nothing particularly ornate about most of the wooden platforms, and it IS still hot out there despite the breeze, but there is something civilized and genteel, a sense of refinement, about dining