Lyle O'Mara

Japan

Geishadrinksmol

Hangyoku meets Vending Machine, 2018

Lyle O'Mara

Digital Art on Canvas


This picture was inspired by a real experience. I am currently living at a geisha house and was travelling with the little geisha (called 'hangyoku' in Tokyo) to a place outside of Tokyo where they would perform at a banquet. She walked to a vending machine to get drinks for us and I loved how the old, traditional Japan got in touch with the modern Japan. I had seen pictures of geisha on vending machines before, so it was like the geisha had come to life and left the vending machine. .


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