Notes from Tokyo: Games with Geishas

Tokyo, Japan.

First, an apology: what follows may seem touristy and stinking of stale stereotypes. I know Japan is more modern and more stressed out than we are. The country is crawling with techno-geeks and littered with tall towers. But this is how I experienced one evening in Tokyo.

I had cabin fever and joined Srini towards the end of his business trip. On their last night, his company had planned a big event. A surprise event. All they told us was that we would be going to a ryotei, a traditional Japanese restaurant, to dine with geishas. That’s right, kimono wrapped, puffy-haired ladies sporting wooden flip-flops. Only they are too graceful to flip and flop.

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