Walking | 舞妓 杏佳さん The maiko (apprentice geisha) Kyōka. | Michael Chandler | Flickr

The maiko (apprentice geisha) Kyouka makes her way to the Tsurui tea house in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. I would love to go to the Gion district!

national dress andculture

There are studios in Japan where they will style you as a Maiko and you can walk around the city. Although they intentionally make small details different many people will photograph them.

Geisha.- I would love to go and see them

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!

okiya:  Maiko Kyouka 杏佳

Maiko san, apprentice geisha or dancing child with typical hairdo, low neck line, white bodypaint, darari obi and holding the hem from touching the street

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