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.

Aoi-Matsuri Festival in Kyoto, Japan

Japan - Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), May Kyoto.

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

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

Sparrow in Cherry Blossom. Japanese hanging scroll painting.

Japanese Art Scroll Painting Sparrow in Cherry Blossom - 120482

Japanese Art Scroll Painting Sparrow in Cherry by SakuraAntiques

Hanatoro - Higashiyama, Kyoto.

Experience the Japanese culture, people, clothes, etc.

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

Teapot - Black - Katsufumi Baba by Koromiko

Izumo Taisya, Shimane, Japan

Praying Rabbits by Izumo Taisya, Shimane, Japan

Very early (1870s-80s) image of a Maiko in a wonderful kimono

Vintage photograph of a Maiko.

‘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…

『井筒』Izutu

『井筒』Izutu

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.

Hiroshi Hamaya - Children going to a New Year’s event Niigata (1956)

Hiroshi Hamaya, Snow country children going to a New Year´s Event, Niigata, Japón, 1956

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