Turning Japanese: My Geisha Makeover


“Stop laughing. You need the right attitude to pull this off,” I said to Rebecca and Marie, head turned away to hide my own smirk. We shuffled our way towards the shrine looming at the end of the cobblestone street, less than a quarter of a mile away. The wooden platform of the Japanese geta on our feet was only several inches, although it felt more like a foot.

Check out My Geisha Makeover in Girls Getaway, November 5, 2013


  1. Read the story of your geisha makeover and tried to comment on Girls Getaway but couldn’t. Just wanted to say this must have been a fun experience! Loved the story.

  2. I thought about doing this when I was in Kyoto. So much fun but also fun to observe. Glad to know someone who actually did it!
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  3. You guys look beautiful and geisha’-ish (Okay, I make that word, sorry)!

  4. What a lot of fun this seems to have been! Seems quite the experience to enjoy!

  5. Cute!! I am traveling to Japan in March and I can’t wait. Seems like such a quirky, beautiful place!

  6. I wanted to do this, but I ran out of time. Must have been a lot of fun!
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