Geisha performing Traditional Japanese Dance with Fan - see in Kyoto in spring

Geisha performing Traditional Japanese Dance with Fan - seen in Kyoto in spring. When i visit Japan, will definitely not miss the KABUKI. I think they are the most graceful performers next to the ballet dancers. This fan dance is in my "must watch list"

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'Yasono', Ways to Tie an Obi, A New Publication (Shimpan obi musubisama kusagusa) , Japan, 1920


An entry from Emilialua

), geiko (芸子) or geigi (芸妓) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance-maiko are apprentice geisha by Sam Ryan

by Hiroshi Hirakawa, Japan

Hiroshi Hirakawa& paintings are breathtaking and in the Japanese style of Ukiyoe which literally means & of the Floating World&

Kabuki actor, Bando Tamasaburo - National Living Treasure of Japan 坂東玉三郎(人間国宝)

Kabuki actor, Bando Tamasaburo (五代目 坂東 玉三郎) - the National Living Treasure of Japan


Miko are women in the service of Shinto shrines (at the biennial Sanno Festival in Tokyo).The translation of Miko is "woman of god" (chosen by, or totally devoted to, the gods), but the closest meaning is "shrine maiden." Photo by tokyobling.

舞妓 maiko まめ藤 mamefuji 祇園甲部 KYOTO JAPAN

January kanzashi: pines, cranes and winter chrysanthemums (matsu 松、tsuru 鶴、kiku 菊. Maiko Mamefuji, photo by Gaap on Photohito