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The Gieshas and Maikos of Kyoto

She painted her face full white, put on some red lipstick, black and red accents on her eyes and eyebrows. Her hair was arranged to the most sophisticated Shimada hairstyle with a beautiful ornamented hair comb, a simple wig and hairpins. 534 altre parole


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Shinkansen (Bullet Trains)

Shinkansen means ‘new main line’. The building of the Shinkansen began in 1959 and was completed between Tokyo and Osaka in 1965. 627 altre parole


Maiko: Labor of Love

In the wee hours of the morning, almost seven days after your birth, I sit at our dining table watching you sleep in the swing.  We had to leave our bedroom so mom could get some much needed rest.   1.624 altre parole


Kyoto - Kimono Culture

Upon a visit to Kyoto, many who have read all the popular Japan tourism websites would believe that the streets of Gion are dotted with Maiko taking a relaxing day walk between performances and tea arrangements with wealthy businessmen. 516 altre parole



A final post from the Kyoto workshop. One evening we had a memorable few minutes that resulted from being in the right place at the right time, and a fair amount of luck.   178 altre parole


Tea with a maiko

One of the highlights of the Kyoto Photography Workshop was tea with a maiko in Gion.

The maiko we met was Kanohiro-san who is just 18 years old.   67 altre parole