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Kikutsuru dancing on stage in one of Hanafusa Okiyas finest! The deep and dark Magenta Color is really charming and the greyish blue tones of the bamboo contrast so well! Of course snow motives are a rarity as is, making this Hiki specially precious. The combination with a rather low-key obi really emphasizes the power of the hiki!

Kikutsuru dancing on stage in one of Hanafusa Okiyas finest!

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theworldwelivein: couple / vintage / culture / kimono / traditonal : geiko (geisha) kotoha, kyoto japan 芸妓 琴葉さん 日本・京都 (by Michael Chandler)

日本の美

日本の美

Umechie dancing

“Maiko Umechie dancing while Umeno okami is playing shamisen ” (SOURCE)

Tea ceremony - Kyoto, Japan.

野点 Outdoor tea ceremony at Baika-sai (japanese apricot festival) Kitano-tenmangu shrine, Kyoto.

舞妓 maiko まめ藤 mamefuji 祇園甲部 KYOTO JAPAN

舞妓 maiko まめ藤 mamefuji 祇園甲部 KYOTO JAPAN

Erikae". Miyagawa-cho, Higashiyama area in Kyoto. November 17, 2011.  Photographer Teruhide Tomori of Flickr

Japan - Kyoto geiko "Erikae" of Miyagawa-cho. Photo by Teruhide Tomori

Satono and Satomi wearing sakkou hairstyle. They have never become geiko, though. Sakkou signified the ending of their careers. They officially left Miyagawacho on Friday. They are posing with maiko...

geisha-licious: “ Satono and Satomi wearing sakkou hairstyle. They have never become geiko, though. Sakkou signified the ending of their careers. They officially left Miyagawacho on Friday.

Kyoto is a magical city.   It sounds sugarcoated but it's true.   With 400 shrines and 1,600 Buddhist temples it's difficult to choose your activities.   This list will help you make the most of your trip.

9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture: Wabi-sabi (imperfect) Miyabi (elegance) Shibui (subtle) Iki (originality) Jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end) Yugen (mysterious) Geido (discipline and ethics) Ensou (the void) Kawaii (cute)

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