Careful – Geisha Games : The Daily Post Photo Challenge

© 2014, Graham Lawrence
© 2014, Graham Lawrence

The subject of this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge is Careful.

This photo was taken in Tokyo last year where we were fortunate to attend a Geisha Ceremony.

After the song and dance segment of the ceremony, the Geisha’s partook in party games with the spectators.

This particular game consisted of launching a fan to knock down an object on a pedestal. Here the Geisha is demonstrating how it should be done. It requires precise and delicate movements in order for the fan to fly towards the object without overflying or falling to the floor.

After both participants have been ‘coached’ they have three attempts each to knock down the object. The winner receives a silk square and the loser has to drink a shot of Sake in one go. (So both participants win!)

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