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舞妓 市照さん

Kyoto, Japan.

On her last day as a maiko (apprentice geisha) Ichiteru outside the Ichi tea house with two minarai (girls who will soon become maiko). She has blackened teeth (ohaguro) and a special hairstyle known as sakkō to signify the end of her apprenticeship.

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  1. °dada 53 months ago | reply

    Perfect and wonderful!!

  2. canis.rabidus 53 months ago | reply

    Nice work!! Love the expressions (;

  3. _Maji_ 53 months ago | reply

    Not only a great documentary image, but also great artistically. The two other similar looking ladies which are OOF, adds the artistic repetition to this image.
    --
    Seen in your geiko and maiko of kyoto set. ( ?² )

  4. nataliawellho 53 months ago | reply

    Una foto muy bonita, con gran colorido. La cara de la aprendiz de geisha es muy expresiva.

    A nice picture with great color. The face of the apprentice geisha is very expressive.

  5. CGiaminardi. [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!

  6. faith huston 52 months ago | reply

    I love it its so beautiful

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  8. doktor_T 46 months ago | reply

    so good....

  9. ASHINJI 43 months ago | reply

    おもしろい

  10. ^^Katsumi^^ 32 months ago | reply

    Her Ohaguru looks absolutely beautiful here!!

  11. justynamalina 4 months ago | reply

    So pretty photo. Very beautiful woman.

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