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Number 1 Shimbun

Watching the watchers

A photo series that explores how the traditions of Japan are often disrespected by foreign tourists and point out the problems that the Geiko (Geisha) face on a daily basis in Gion, Kyoto.

Alzbeta Kossuthova asked herself how much discrimination against foreigners was brought on by their own discriminatory behavior in a photo essay that the judges described as “compelling.”

Alzbeta Kossuthova is a graduate student at Waseda University


An almost unnoticed Geiko.


Prohibited behavior in pictures for non-Japanese speakers.



Traditional beauty – Maiko performance at the Hyatt Regency hotel.



Published in: June 2019

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