keskiviikko 16. marraskuuta 2016

Japanese culture

Music Lesson by Shirataki Ikunosuke (1873 - 1961)

The shamisen or samisen is a three-stringed, Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian. It is played with a plectrum called a bachi.

From Rie in Tokyo, Japan
Distance: 7,757 km
Travel time: 6 days

Maiko is an apprentice geisha in Kyoto, western Japan. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen or the koto (traditional Japanese instruments) for visitors during feasts.

From Eri in Osaka, Japan
Distance: 7,688 km
Travel time: 9 days

Kyoto geiko.

Kyoto geisha prefer to be called ‘geiko’ meaning ‘arts child’, rather than ‘geisha’, which means ‘arts person’. This  was set by Jui in Taipei, Taiwan

Distance: 8,015 km
Travel time: 14 days

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