Hi guys! One of my afternoon classes got cancelled yesterday, so I decided to go to a museum. I was browsing the web for suggestions and suddendly noticed that the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde in Leiden recently started their GEISHA exhibition. I’m super interested in East Asian cultures and have admired Geiko culture and traditional Japanese arts for years.
A Special Museum Exhibition about Geisha in Leiden
When I arrived at the museum, I was shocked at the amount of kimono’s on display; those things are extremely expensive! Especially ensembles worn by maiko and geiko (geisha) are costly. I guess this reflects the museum’s strong ties to Kyoto. Not everyone would be allowed to borrow such an amount of valuable and generally inaccessible items, I imagine.
I was quite impressed, so I would definitely recommend a visit to the exhibition. I’ll soon publish a photography post about the exhibition as well, but I first want to share the short vlog I made of my visit. I hope you’ll enjoy!