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maiko + geiko (geisha) in formal kimono, miyagawa-cho, kyoto | japanese culture

花街の新春 #18

maiko geiko (geisha) in formal kimono, miyagawa-cho, kyoto

Wakana began wearing the Sakkou coiffure, which means her Erikae is almost upon us.  Another photographer said that this is her first day wearing the Sakkou, so she should have her erikae in two weeks.

Wakana began wearing the Sakkou coiffure, which means her Erikae is almost upon us. Another photographer said that this is her first day wearing the Sakkou, so she should have her erikae in two weeks.

Oiran & Geisha

Misedashi (debut as makio) of Mameharu (behind) + Mameryu (front) of Tama Okiya (Gion District, Kobu, Japan)

Crossing paths (Kimika 君香 and Fukusuzu ふく鈴) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Kimika, a senior maiko (apprentice geisha) of the Miyagawa-cho district. In the background is Fukusuzu who was walking around Miyagawa-cho to do her greetings on the day of her misedashi (debut as a maiko — apprentice geisha).

Geisha apprentice, Maiko, under maple tree, Kyoto, Japan  Photo Ref. No: geisha-p-020

Photograph of Geisha apprentice, Maiko, under maple tree, Kyoto, Japan photos

Geiko Fumikazu, maiko Yukikazu (retired) and maiko (became geiko; now retired) Ayakazu of Gion Kobu

Geiko Fumikazu, maiko Yukikazu (retired) and maiko (became geiko; now retired) Ayakazu of Gion Kobu

Maiko Fumino 妓章乃 舞黒髪-2 : ちょっとそこまで

舞妓章乃 舞黒髪-2

Maiko Fumino 妓章乃 舞黒髪-2 : ちょっとそこまで

☆花柳界は人生です☆ : Photo

May The entire Tsurui-Okiya family of Gion Kobu having a chat before going into a bar. From left to right: Maiko Mitsuki, Geiko Sayaka, Geiko Satsuki and Maiko Marika.

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