Your guide to the 5 hanamachi or Geisha districts of Kyoto.  Walk the historic streets, in the evening you might even spot one of Kyoto's Maiko or Geiko on their way to work.

Exploring the geisha districts of Kyoto

Your guide to the 5 hanamachi or Geisha districts of Kyoto. Walk the historic streets, in the evening you might even spot one of Kyoto's Maiko or Geiko on their way to work.

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Another fake Maiko. Maiko wear long silk kanzashi during minarai, their first year. During that time they only wear red on their lower lip.

Geisha, Japan. They are traditionally entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance.

They are traditionally entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance.

Free coloring page «coloring-geisha-japan-tatoo». A beautiful Black & White drawing of a japonese woman with umbrella and évantail

Free coloring page coloring-geisha-japan-tatoo. A beautiful Black & White drawing of a japonese woman with umbrella and évantail

Geiko 2 by Sam Ryan. Taken Monday 11th March, 2011. Maiko-henshin around Kyomizu area.    Canon 7D 70-200mm 2.8L @ f3.2 1/400 135mm ISO100

), geiko (芸子) or geigi (芸妓) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance-maiko are apprentice geisha by Sam Ryan

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