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"Blue Geshia" by rubyvonkisses ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring Reed Krakoff, Yves Saint Laurent, David Yurman, Alexander McQueen, Deepa Gurnani and Versace

"Blue Geshia" by rubyvonkisses ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring Reed Krakoff, Yves Saint Laurent, David Yurman, Alexander McQueen, Deepa Gurnani and Versace

Maiogi 1910    A Maiogi is a dancing fan. This is quite a commonly reproduced image from around 1910. I think that she must be Hangyoku (Young Geisha) because of the long sleeves and highly patterned kimono. She doesn't look to be Maiko (Kyoto Apprentice).

Maiogi 1910 A Maiogi is a dancing fan. This is quite a commonly reproduced image from around 1910. I think that she must be Hangyoku (Young Geisha) because of the long sleeves and highly patterned kimono. She doesn't look to be Maiko (Kyoto Apprentice).

Wisteria Obi    I really love the birds in flight, which look to be Sparrows, across the top of this Maiko girl's kimono. This is quite probably Maiko Momotaro

Wisteria Obi I really love the birds in flight, which look to be Sparrows, across the top of this Maiko girl's kimono. This is quite probably Maiko Momotaro

In a Circle 1930s. A group of Maiko Girls (Apprentice Geisha) seated in a circle. They all appear to be from different Okiya (Geisha Houses), judging by the Kamon (Crests) on their Obi. I really like the Obi of the girl second from the right, which has stylised Plovers (birds) on it.

In a Circle 1930s. A group of Maiko Girls (Apprentice Geisha) seated in a circle. They all appear to be from different Okiya (Geisha Houses), judging by the Kamon (Crests) on their Obi. I really like the Obi of the girl second from the right, which has stylised Plovers (birds) on it.

Beautiful, graceful, delicate blues reflect the qualities of the woman in this picture. Geisha

Beautiful, graceful, delicate blues reflect the qualities of the woman in this picture. Geisha

Hand-colored photo, 1920’s, Japan. "A Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) dressed in a black,ceremonial kimono, with special tortoiseshell Kanzashi in her hair.  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

Hand-colored photo, 1920’s, Japan. "A Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) dressed in a black,ceremonial kimono, with special tortoiseshell Kanzashi in her hair. Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

Pink Rosette Black Silk Bamboo Japanese Wedding Bridal Hand Fan Fans SKU-11213042

Pink Rosette Black Silk Bamboo Japanese Wedding Bridal Hand Fan Fans SKU-11213042

John Paul Foster - A Photographer of Geisha, Maiko, and Kyoto | Geisha & Maiko I | 6

John Paul Foster - A Photographer of Geisha, Maiko, and Kyoto | Geisha & Maiko I | 6