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Saturday, 28 April 2012

一力茶屋 (ichiriki chaya)


I have been missing Kyoto lately, so perhaps I should think about going back there.  This is a picture of the ichiriki chaya, an historic and exclusive tea house, taken back in July 2010.  The ichiriki is over 300 years old, and is only accessible to those who have a long standing family connection to the tea house.  To all others, good luck getting past the noren curtain.
If you take a stroll past the ichiriki of an evening you may catch a glimpse of a Geiko entering the establishment for her evening appointment.  A magical experience.


- harajuku32

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