Researching the World of the Flower and Willow has brought me a whole lot of mixed feelings, as well as several life opportunities. When I first started my little blog, back in 2011, I posted news from Kyoto for fun as I’ve never thought that anyone else could’ve been interested in the geisha community. It definitely wasn’t a fashionable topic, and usually, people were giggling when they found out what my passion is. That being said, I was in great shock when I noticed that things I write for myself (as a diary even!) are frequently read by more than 25 000 people from all over the planet.