Travel and Cultural Photographer Robert van Koesveld is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From his book ‘Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto‘ . To see Robert’s body of work click on any photograph.
For a long time in his work, Robert has been drawn to the quality of ‘presence’. In this living culture of geiko and maiko, he found a deeper understanding of the process by which ‘ordinary’ young women, over time and with considerable effort, come to embody grace and presence.
Behind this transformation are communities of teachers and craftspeople and the proprietors of traditional tea-houses in each kagai (geiko district). There is also a diverse calendar of contributions to the broader Kyoto community life, as well as major theater events and regular evening soirees.
Book By Robert Van Koesveld
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