Monthly Archives: March 2019


The Art of A Geisha

  With only 200 geisha remaining in Japan, the chances of crossing paths with one, let alone meeting one, are slim. That’s not to say you won’t get lucky while visiting Kyoto’s Gion district, the hometown for geisha, but an encounter with one should be special and pre-planned. These elusive […]


Matryoshka Madness

  Matryoskha, the doll of many names. You may know them also as Russian nesting dolls, stacking dolls, secret dolls, babushak, etc. – the list goes on and on. Whichever name they go by, they are synonymous with Russian folk art and culture.  These wooden dolls contain a set of […]