• Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukuhiro
  • Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukue
  • Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukuya
  • Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukuho
  • In Kyoto, Japan maiko (apprentice geisha) wear formal, black kimono when they visit tea houses and teachers to wish them a happy new year
  • walking / people / japanese / street / girls : maiko (geisha apprentices), kyoto japan / canon EF 85mm f1.8

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walking / people / japanese / street / girls : maiko (geisha apprentices), kyoto japan / canon EF 85mm f1.8

舞妓 ふく紘さん 

Dressed in formal, black kimono maiko (apprentice geisha) from the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto, Japan visit tea houses and teachers to wish them a happy new year.

In front the maiko Fukuhiro with Fukue, Fukuho and Fukuya behind.

Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 until 1868. It is now the seventh largest city in Japan. In Kyoto geisha are known as geiko and trainee geisha are known as maiko.

© All Rights Reserved by Michael Chandler

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  1. reccasyah 35 months ago | reply

    奇麗に撮れた!

  2. szamriy 34 months ago | reply

    Lovely composition and excellent framing.

  3. southstreetphoto [deleted] 29 months ago | reply

    Wow, great image.

  4. alshammar 29 months ago | reply

    Consistency beautiful ... nice

  5. hesilousic 27 months ago | reply

    amazing photo

  6. Bry SoCal 23 months ago | reply

    So intense. You have caught something most of us dream about. Beautiful bokeh with that 85mm !

  7. labradorescence 22 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful - lovely depth of field!

  8. Rodney Robinson Photography 20 months ago | reply

    Visual History..... Frame This!!!!

  9. harrypwt 18 months ago | reply

    lovely traditional costum ... i love that shallow DOF ..... great comp !!!!!
    head hold

  10. yeoliji 14 months ago | reply

    Lovely photo.. The mood and the feel is just perfect.

  11. linesphilip 10 months ago | reply

    Really great shot!

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