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Art Show at Urban Retreat Salon & Spa

Honored to have my work exhibited at the Urban Retreat Salon and Spa in Felida, Washington 6/9/15

Posted by Stevyn Llewellyn Art and Photography on Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Honored to have my work exhibited at the Urban Retreat Salon and Spa in Felida, Washington 6/9/15. This show features new paintings inspired by the coastal waves of the pacific northwest, and includes photography from Japan, Oregon, and Colorado.

The Temple of Shining Mercy

The Temple of Shining Mercy photo by Stevyn Llewellyn.

The Silver Pavillion, also called Ginkaku-ji, and the temple of Shining Mercy photographed by Stevyn Llewellyn in Kyoto, 2013. This is a Zen Buddhist temple which was built in 1482 during the Edo Period in Japan, framed prints are available for purchase here.

Apprentice Geisha Maiko Print 舞妓

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Original photograph of a lovely Maiko 舞妓, an apprentice Geisha in Kyoto Japan. Photo © Stevyn Llewellyn 2010.
I took this photo while travelling in Japan in Spring of 2010. I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of a rare sight, a Maiko ( apprentice Geisha ) in her traditional kimono walking down Hanami Koji Dori street in the famous Geisha district in Kyoto. In the background are large sake casks, which frame her ornate wareshinobou hairstyle, elaborate kanzashi, brightly colored kimono, and beautiful green obi. She is also carrying a small purse. She had just finished a performance at the historic Pontocho Kaburenjo Theatre, where they have seasonal Geisha plays. This would make a unique gift for anyone interested in Japanese culture, Maiko, Geisha, or kimonos.

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Geisha: The Flower and Willow World

 

 

 

© Stevyn Llewellyn 2010

Just completed a photo essay for Modern Glossy. I researched the Geiko and Maiko while I stayed in Kyoto. Mainly taking photos in the Geisha districts of Hanamikoji-Dori and Pontocho.
Research for this article came primarily from the book, Geisha: A life by Mineko Iwasaki.
Read the article and watch my short film here.