JAPAN Fujiwara Tamie She's showing what a noble woman would wear while traveling. She represents Fujiwara Tamie, the author of Izayo Nikki in the Fujiwara Tamie was played by the geiko Umeha from Kamishichiken.
Japanese etiquette: A lady always covers her mouth when smiling or laughing. I was never taught this, but do it instinctively anyway - well, with laughing, that is. November songs laughing Mamechiho by Onihide
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.
Bu geisha (lady warrior), Jidai festival, Kyoto, Japan: photo by
Kirikane decorated balls by Sayoko ERI まり香盒 人間国宝・江里佐代子 (A kirikane 截金 is a decorative technique used for Buddhist statues and paintings, using gold leaf, silver leaf, platinum leaf cut into lines, diamonds and triangles).
fromthefloatingworld: Bando Tamasaburo by jumbokedama