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.

Two Girls, 1905. It looks like a hand-coloured postcard, but in fact it's a coloured collotype, which is a mechanical printing process used before offset lithography.

Two Young Japanese Girls, in kimono, It looks like a hand-coloured postcard, but in fact it's a coloured collotype, which is a mechanical printing process used before offset lithography.

The geisha’s make-up, origins and techniques in the geisha make-up art

The art of being a geisha partially lies in the meticulous application of her make-up. Let’s discover its history and characteristics…

Spring and Geisha...Geisha are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts,  such as classical music, dance and performance in front of customers.Apprentice geisha are called maiko. This word is made of mai in Japanese meaning "dancing" and ko in Japanese meaning "child".....

Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!

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)

[detail] Maiko performance. Gion, Kyoto, Japan. July 24, 2012. Photography by Gisle Daus on Flickr #world #cultures

Maiko’s Performance, Gion Festival, Kyoto, Japan. Taken on July Photography by Gisle Daus

maiko_san expression soft as water, passion as fire

Inspiring image black and white, geisha, japan, japanese by nastty - Resolution - Find the image to your taste

Chasing Geisha #6, Gion Shirakawa Yoizakura, Kyoto by Xiao Yang

all civilizations do strange things for art, beauty & culture . beauty has many faces. As long as nobody pokes an eye out or is harmed, in spirit or body.

LIBERTY ∞  NEVER FOREVER | KEEP THE BEAT    « Alexander SafonovVCA 2010 RACE »  geisha and maiko of kyoto

people / faces / girls / red lips / make up / festival : maiko (geisha apprentices), kyoto japan Two maiko (apprentice geisha), Satono and Satomi, watching the parade of floats at the Gion Festival. Make Up Brush Sets

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