• purple / pink / flower / girl / winter / bokeh : maiko (geisha apprentice) kyoto, japan / canon 7d  日本・京都 舞妓 梅ちほさん
  • The colourful flower hairpins that decorate the hair of maiko (apprentice geisha) are known as hana kanzashi. These flower ornaments change monthly to express the season. Umechiho wears a kanzashi of plum blossom flowers for February.
  • Maiko usually wear these long, dangling chains of silk petals in their first year
  • First year maiko (apprentice geisha) leave their upper lip unpainted.

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舞妓 梅ちほさん 

The maiko (apprentice geisha) Umechiho.

Together with other maiko and geiko (geisha) of the Kamishichiken district, Umechiho was hosting an open air tea ceremony at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, Japan.

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  1. Vincent Sheed 38 months ago | reply

    gorgeous portrait!!

  2. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Mary Posa Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 38 months ago | reply

    realmente hermosa.... she's really beauty

  3. Krasne oci 37 months ago | reply

    Very interesting detail.

  4. Rohdrygo 35 months ago | reply

    Very beautiful portrait!
    Good work!
    Rodrigo Ramos.

  5. brynmeillion - JAN 34 months ago | reply

    simply beautiful - bravo

  6. nobuflickr 34 months ago | reply

    So beautiful!!!!

  7. autumn rocks2012 33 months ago | reply

    pretty flower girl :)

  8. Alain-P 33 months ago | reply

    Perfect picture

  9. Colettezab 32 months ago | reply

    This is incredibly beautiful.

  10. Nature Exposed 32 months ago | reply

    A really beautiful photo

  11. Sarah Tester 28 months ago | reply

    Great work. This is gorgeous.

  12. adriaan.s 26 months ago | reply

    amazing portret, lovely colors thanks for sharing.

  13. Sylvia...Sometimes 25 months ago | reply

    Were I to go there, I would want to experience this world...Having read The Geisha, a
    true account of their lives there, it would be so intriguiging to have time with and interview
    a maiko even perhaps her teacher...Such a contrast between this older traditional time
    and the women living there today....
    Absolutely stunning, sensitive awareness in this photo...

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  16. vickyb500 17 months ago | reply

    Beautiful picture.

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