Maiko Kimika during her sakkou period - when a maiko is in the last stages before becoming a geisha. Kyoto, Japan. May 10, 2009. Text and photography by watanabe san on Flickr. [thank you...

Maiko Kimika during her sakkou period - when a maiko is in the last stages before becoming a geiko or geisha. May Photography by watanabe san.

Smiling Jizo statue of Enko-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Smiling Jizo statue of Enko-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan もっと見る

Rabbits as Okaru and Kanpei, by Utagawa Yoshifuji, 1873

Rabbits as Okaru and Kanpei Japanese, Meiji era, 1873 (Meiji month Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji, Japanese,

Japanese Teapot - handcrafted by Katsufumi Baba.

Katsufumi Baba - Teapot - Black

‘Kaikidan Ekotoba’ monster scroll http://pinktentacle.com/2010/04/kaikidan-ekotoba-monster-scroll/

Japan - Kaikidan Ekotoba "Monster Scroll" The black creature on the right was…

"The origins of the white make-up on a geisha’s face are still nowadays uncertain. One theory has it that in the Middle ages a traveller ret...

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

KANARI Junko pottery, Japan 金成 潤子

This is truly an exercise of exhausting all ideas with a simple glaze and style. Next assignment?

Japanese dish (Uni-Ikura)

Uni-Ikura don or sea food bowl are popular dish from Hokkaido. Ingredients I used (serving - miso soup - : 4 prawns' head : miso (you can use red miso.

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