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"

portrait w/ fan

"It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for Geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances. The rest is shadows. The rest is secret" (from Memoirs of a Geisha).

Saotome Taichi (早乙女 太一), a well-known Onnagata (女形), male actors that impersonate women in Japanese theatre (kabuki).

Kabuki actor Saotome Taichi (早乙女 太一), a well-known Onnagata (女形), male actors that impersonate women in Japanese theatre (kabuki). Dressed as an Oiran.

Geisha

Geisha

Oh, and by the way, Oiran are pricey prostitutes who live in brothels. They are not to be confused at all with Geisha.

Bon Odori 盆踊り  Bon Odori (盆踊り), meaning simply Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region

Bon Odori (盆踊り), meaning simply Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region

Japanese Obi texture

A crazy modern/vintage look from Modern Antenna here– a cream obi with a large chrysanthemum, but placed over a set of stripes as if it’s the bow on a package. The stripes continue horizontally over.

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