'Diaries of a Kagurazaka Woman' is an aesthetic photo diary of the 24 years that Yoko spent photographing the geisha in the Kagurazaka district. The Kagurazaka woman in the title is both Yoko at one and the same time a member of the community and a pair of witnessing eyes and the real Kagurazaka women, that is the geisha and the other females of the community. The works were born out of her response to the scents and emotions that she felt whilst photographing them and also the respect, sympathy and love that she had for the geisha.

 

Prologue First Step into Kagurazaka

Chapter 1 Darkness, Shadows, Reflections

Chapter 3 'Iki': Chic

Chapter 6a Snow

Chapter 6b Dancing Snow