precedent: Tennis Pavilion, Fernando Tavora
Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, located in the city center around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west. This is where you're likely to see a real life Geisha heading to work.
Ninen-zaka, Kyoto, Japan (looks like the ninja scene from The Wolverine): Ready for the day by Marquisde on Flickr
Modern small space in New Zealand with deck and lofted bedroom with shelving
Former geisha houses in the Kazue-machi Geisha District, Kanazawa, Japan
The sake houses in Hida Takayama, Japan
Tumblr on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/54162052/via/litwinenko
Masquespacio have designed the interiors and branding for the Nozomi Sushi Bar in Valencia, Spain.
Japanese sliding doors in Kamamura, Japan