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芸妓 勝瑠さん (by momoyama) The geiko (geisha) Katsuru. Together with other maiko and geiko of the Kamishichiken district, Katsuru was hosting an open air tea ceremony at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan.

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

Kimina, a geiko of Miyagawa-cho, looks out through the noren (curtain) of a restaurant across the street from her okiya.

Kimina, a geiko of Miyagawa-cho, looks out through the noren (curtain) of a restaurant across the street from her okiya. This was the first portrait I took for my book Geisha & Maiko of Kyoto: Beauty, Art, & Dance.

「髪結い」の画像検索結果

This is the way Kyotos famous Geiko (Geisha & Maiko) do their makeup and these are the exact items they use.

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