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thekimonogallery: 1920’s, Japan. “The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus all its accessories, weighs almost twenty kilograms [forty-four pounds], which may be half what she weighs herself, not surprisingly, it takes some time to get accustomed to it.”. From “Geisha: a living tradition” by Kyoko Aihara, first published 1999

“The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus.

1900年頃の花魁の写真。このオーラ・・・只者じゃないな

1900年頃の花魁の写真。このオーラ・・・只者じゃないな

Miroku Bosatsu

Close up of a sitting wooden statue of Maitreya, Prpperty of Koryu-ji temple, National Treasure of Japan 広隆寺弥勒菩薩半跏像左半面相 国宝