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Maiko (apprentice geisha) Takahina shelters from the rain under a red umbrella. Photo by Michael Chandler.

Kyoto #kyoto #japan

Dressed in formal, black kimono maiko (apprentice geisha) from the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto, Japan visit tea houses and teachers to wish them a happy new year. In front the maiko Fukuhiro with Fukue, Fukuho and Fukuya behind.

via My Darling Rainbow http://mydarlingrainbow.tumblr.comtheworldwelivein:    couple / vintage / culture / kimono / traditonal : geiko (geisha) kotoha, kyoto japan 芸妓 琴葉さん 日本・京都 (by Michael Chandler)

theworldwelivein: couple / vintage / culture / kimono / traditonal : geiko (geisha) kotoha, kyoto japan 芸妓 琴葉さん 日本・京都 (by Michael Chandler)

#japan #kyoto

Japanese beauty - Miyagawa-cho Maiko : Toshimana-san Located : The special maiko performance on The Nijo Castle, Kyoto.

Kimono, Japan, 1850-1900.

Kimono, Japan, from the exhibition "Kimono: Decoration, Symbols & Motifs" at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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