Gion (祇園?, ぎおん) is a district of Kyoto, Japan, originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine. The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan. The geisha in the Gion district (and Kyoto generally) do not refer to themselves as geisha; instead, Gion geisha use the local term geiko. While the term geisha means “artist” or “person of the arts”, the more direct term geiko means essentially “a child of the arts” or “a woman of art”. Source: Wikipedia.
Congratulations! I’m pleased to tell you that your work has been selected to appear in our “Simply the Best 2” online exhibit. This was a competitive exhibit, and having even one work selected for it is, indeed, an honor!!
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We can’t tell you how happy we are with this exhibit…and that your work is a part of it. “Simply the Best 2” includes 382 fantastic images by 78 exceptional artists from 27 countries. You can visit the Exhibit via the following link to our website: http://www.digitalartscalifornia.com
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