a Japanese wooden shoe with a thong to pass between the first (big) toe and the second toe.

Kyudo Kimono, Japan。弓道姿。白足袋。バックの幔幕。

Kyudo literally means “The Way of the Bow” and is the Japanese martial art of archery. Kyudo is one of the oldest arts in Japan.

Japanese archery, Kyudo  弓道

The student archers, dressed in traditional uniforms, kneal in a line behind their instructor the dojo. They hold their bows before them and practice the kyudo method of knocking the arrow. Japan, circa late to early

舞妓 kimono,kyoto もっと見る

Masani houseki まさに宝石 (just jewelry) - Japan - May 2015 Source : Aru Ni~Tsu no…

geisha-kai:  Famous maiko Kimika of Miyagawacho wearing the sakkou hairstyle by Watanabe san on Flickr

Maiko Kimika during her sakkou period - when a maiko is in the last stages before becoming a geiko or geisha. May Photography by watanabe san.