• Colour blue: Maiko (apprentice geisha) Ichiwaka
  • Colour pink: Maiko (apprentice geisha) Ayano
  • Colour green: Maiko (apprentice geisha) Ayakazu
  • Maiko in Kyoto, Japan change their hair ornaments monthly to express the season. Ayano is wearing a cherry blossom ornament for April.
  • The vermillion painted Heian Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
  • happy / spring / smiles / geisha / eyes / shrine / colour / girl


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舞妓 絢佳司さん、市和佳さん、彩乃さん 

A smile from the maiko (apprentice geisha) Ayano (centre), with Ichiwaka (left) and Ayakazu (right) after performing a dedicatory dance at Heian Shrine, Kyoto, Japan.

© All Rights Reserved by Michael Chandler

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  1. itsmealana 56 months ago | reply

    PERFECT !!!!!! so cute

  2. -robinzon- 55 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful !

  3. edithbruck 55 months ago | reply

    Invitada a - Invited to


  4. TiraKhan 54 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition, colors and very sharp. I have a 7D and my pictures don't look like that! May I ask what you did for post-processing?

  5. momoyama 54 months ago | reply

    TiraKhan I didn't process this picture much. I use a Canon EF 85mm f1.8 lens which really helps.

  6. krishtinamayers 53 months ago | reply

    They are so cute!

  7. Herman Dumars 52 months ago | reply

    Cool hair, handsome face, clear eyes, derek jeter jersey salesand then distributed from the inside out fresh and natural atmosphere, coming up a clear picture of the United State

  8. Naomi | Warren 52 months ago | reply

    Amazing colours!

  9. Paolino Montanino 51 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot... I like the colors.

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  11. JohnCramerPhotography 46 months ago | reply

    Great shot Michael,
    Thank you for posting it to Flickr.

  12. Wordoor 44 months ago | reply

    This is a great picture! The expression of the girl in the middle is so beautiful!

  13. elaiphoto 40 months ago | reply

    beautiful composed. love it.

  14. Patrizia Henderson Photography 36 months ago | reply

    Superb candid photo, so colourful and well composed!

  15. johey24 34 months ago | reply

    Stunning photo

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  18. nikonman3 12 months ago | reply

    Great photo

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