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Kyo Odori

Geisha and Maiko’s SPINg Dance performance

When a Maiko took over my body for a couple of hours two weeks ago, I have realized how hard and unique the life of these artisans are.  444 altre parole


"Enigmatic Woman"

“She painted her face to hide her pain. She dances, she sings. She entertain you, whatever you want. The rest is shadow, the rest is secret.” 384 altre parole


Satsuki |Geiko san| - video

The word geisha literally means “arts person” trained in the traditional arts. The beauty of a Maiko san and a geiko san is something that is classically around the idea of tradition and is not focused on the 20th Century idea. 36 altre parole

Life Cycles


February 25th is Baikasai: Plum Viewing Festival.  It is held at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. In this ceremony for the masses, maiko and geiko from Kamishichiken prepare and serve green tea.   341 altre parole


Experience: Miyako Odori

Kyoto is home to five hanamachi, or geisha neighborhoods. Every year, each neighborhood’s geisha (or geiko, as they are known in Kyoto) and maiko put on a demonstration of their accomplished skills. 478 altre parole

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