Japan. Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Japan. Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

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photo: michael rougier - tokyo, japan (1964).

photo: michael rougier - tokyo, japan (1964).

Marc Riboud 1958 Tokyo Japan - building Tokyo Tower

Marc Riboud 1958 Tokyo Japan - building Tokyo Tower

天龍寺, Japan

Come back home. Nara 2009. #blackwhite http://pinterest.com/sucailiu/

Come back home. Nara 2009. #blackwhite http://pinterest.com/sucailiu/

会期:2012年3月30 日(金) – 4月28日(土) 会場:タカ・イシイギャラリー フォトグラフィー/フィルム (東京・六本木) Downloa …

Japanese umbrella, Wagasa 和傘

Japanese umbrella, Wagasa 和傘

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” ― Pema Chödrön

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” ― Pema Chödrön

Japanese girl with a 'dakkochan' doll on her arm. Tokyo, Japan, August 1960. Photographer: John Dominis. ☚

Japanese girl with a 'dakkochan' doll on her arm. Tokyo, Japan, August 1960. Photographer: John Dominis. ☚

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