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舞妓 ふく真莉さん ふく美さん

Kyoto, Japan. The maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukumi and Fukumari. On this day geiko (geisha) and maiko (apprentice geisha) make their way round the tea houses of the Miyagawa-cho district to pay courtesy calls. They wear formal, black kimono and, until January 15th, an ear of rice in their hair.

In Kyoto geisha are known as geiko and apprentice geisha are known as maiko

GionGeiko (Fujiko), ☆Ways....☆, and 256 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Sukiyomi♫♪ Chaiyot 28 months ago | reply

    Excellent pair of faces. Great shot !!

  2. (Daithi@Ireland ) [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

    love this

  3. St, George 28 months ago | reply

    Beautiful capture.

  4. Amber Estrella 28 months ago | reply

    Such an incredible image. From the way the next girl is just perfectly behind her and to the side, to the way you can see the line of her makeup at her hairline.... so perfect. Incredible.

  5. LH2O_LA 28 months ago | reply


  6. curlytop3 28 months ago | reply

    i am facinated by your culture and i enjoy your beautiful work:)

  7. Corrina Ip 27 months ago | reply

    Amazing! Great combination of colors and light! Like it very much!

  8. Dena Rabadi 26 months ago | reply

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  9. B T Manning 26 months ago | reply

    Vibrant and pretty.

  10. Womenworldwideweb 18 months ago | reply

    fantastic portrait !!!

  11. pixel_play 14 months ago | reply

    this is great!

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