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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.

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  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


  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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