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Konomi 小之美, Kotoha 琴葉, Katsufumi 佳つ文

Konomi 小之美, Kotoha 琴葉, Katsufumi 佳つ文

oiran-geisha: “ The maiko Tomitsuyu with a smile. (Taken by David Esteban and click here for the individual source) ”

oiran-geisha: “ The maiko Tomitsuyu with a smile. (Taken by David Esteban and click here for the individual source) ”

Annual geisha dance performance under way in Kyoto: Japan's ancient capital is alive with colorful pageantry as geisha and maiko (apprentice geisha) from the five main districts begin their annual summer dance performance at Minami-za theater.

Annual geisha dance performance under way in Kyoto: Japan's ancient capital is alive with colorful pageantry as geisha and maiko (apprentice geisha) from the five main districts begin their annual summer dance performance at Minami-za theater.

Famous Mineko Iwasaki as Geiko. Eri-kae or "turning of the collar" is the stage when a maiko, after 4-5 years of training, become Geiko. During this period they sport a hairstyle called Sakkou and dance a special number called Kurokami ("Jet-black Hair").

Famous Mineko Iwasaki as Geiko. Eri-kae or "turning of the collar" is the stage when a maiko, after years of training, become Geiko. During this period they sport a hairstyle called Sakkou and dance a special number called Kurokami ("Jet-black Hair").

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