Two Maiko on their way to evening appointments in Kyoto, Japan - 1961

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Japanese arrows

Hamaya 破魔矢 is a decorative arrow supposed to ward off evil in Japan. I picked one of these up in a shrine or temple in Japan. They are also considered good luck Also, I love arrows and archery!

A Komuso (literally, nothingness monk) of the Fuke Zen sect, wearing a "tengai": a woven straw hat which covers the head completely.  The tengai indicates the denial of self, taught by the practice. Komusa also carry and play the "shakuhachi", a bamboo flute.

A Komuso (literally, nothingness monk) of the Fuke Zen sect, wearing a "tengai": a woven straw hat which covers the head completely. The tengai indicates the denial of self, taught by the practice. Komusa also carry and play the "shakuhachi" bamboo flute.

Mt. Fuji, Japan

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Osaka maiko Yachiyo II, performing a hakobi-temae, tea ceremony, 1910s. Hakobi means “to carry”, temae means “the ritual preparation of tea”.

Hakobi-temae Osaka maiko (apprentice geisha) Yachiyo II, also known as Koyachiyo (Little Eternity), performing a hakobi-temae, now more commonly referred to as a hakobi-date, tea ceremony.

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