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Where to Spot a Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

When I began planning for a trip last year to Japan, I became fixated on one goal I wanted to cross off my to-do list. I wanted to see a geisha in person. 693 altre parole


Geisha graduation ...

The ornate fabrics making up the kimonos, obis (waistbands) and kanzashi (hair ornaments) of these maiko on their graduation to become fully fledged geiko (Kyto equivalent of geisha). 25 altre parole


Unique experience in Kyoto : Maiko makeover!

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One of our very first few blogs, I introduced the differences between Maiko and Geiko. If you haven’t read it, please check it out! 1.229 altre parole


Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

This week, our challenge is to post about something ornate, something elaborate and over the top. The first thing I thought of was Japan… 282 altre parole

Weekly Photo Challenge

It's time to meet your Maiko

When I was in Kyoto I had the privilege to meet a Maiko, effectively a Geisha-in-training. She performed a traditional dance for me and my parents and then performed a tea ceremony. 1.199 altre parole


Shikomi of Miyagawa-cho (宮川町 の 仕込みさん)

Shikomi are trainees aspiring to be maiko or apprentice geiko. They are usually 16 years old or junior high school graduate when they start their training in an okiya which lasts for about a year. 75 altre parole

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Kyoto, Japan

The last stop on our tour of Japan… Kyoto. By far, my favorite. It’s a big city, but unlike Tokyo, it feels like a smaller town. 108 altre parole