Japan. Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years.

Gold and red Japanese traditional dress kimono from Scene D'uno wasou bridal collection

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Japanese traditional silk brocaded embroidered wedding kimono with lining, or earlier. Fine embroidered wedding kimono gown with traditional wedding motif: flying white storks, flowers and flowers cart.

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Obi by Setsuko Wakatsuki - Lovely Japanese dress :) I want a wedding dress like this one ! perfect mix between tradition and modernism!

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Maiko./ Maiko is own hair style hair./ "Obimusubi" is ”Darari". / shoes of Maiko are 10cm-high "Okobo” / "Maiko" attaches a gorgeous "Hana-Kanzashi" to the hair, and the kimono is gorgeous.

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Hulisode: long sleeved formal kimono, single women only. This is gorgeous.

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Awesomeness, the kimono is a gorgeous work of art (Neala sez: the real tea; where's the green tea)

Young Women performing Kyodo at Sanjuusangendo Temple, Kyoto on their Coming of Age Day, 成人の日 Seijin no Hi

These women are in kimono and hakama (the wide pants) doing archery. Notice the huge open gap in the sides: you can’t wear hakama without a kimono!

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