• Masayo, highest ranking maiko of Gion Higashi
  • Tsunemomo, second in rank
  • Februrary's hanakanzashi (flowered hair ornaments) Plum blossoms celebrate the coming of spring
  • The collar of a high ranking maiko is white

Maiko of Gion Higashi 祇園東の舞妓

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Masayo and Tsunemomo, the highest ranking maiko of Gion Higashi (one of Kyoto's five geiko districts), Masayo and Tsunemomo.

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  1. tangua [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

  2. anglia24 110 months ago | reply

    This is very beautiful, shows the exquisiteness of Maiko.

    (3:1 Group)

  3. chuck_pacific 110 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!! Great composition, color, contrast; difficult with this subject.

  4. ommphoto 110 months ago | reply

    This is fantastic! Great shot...

    3:1 Group

  5. GoGoJingo 110 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture!

    "A" Class

  6. Araleya 110 months ago | reply

    Beautiful cultures.

  7. Lady Adokenai 108 months ago | reply

    her expression says she's looking at something icky. XD

  8. Royce Okobo [deleted] 107 months ago | reply

    is masayo a geiko yet?

  9. mboogiedown 107 months ago | reply

    Elizarendon1: Yes, she is! (^-^) And a beautiful one at that. The katsura compliments her features so well! She walked past me on the Tatsumi Bashi near Shirakawa (if you know the area at all) and I almost broke my neck watching her pass. It took me a few seconds to realize it was Masayo. She looked amazing. I saw her quite a few times over sprign break. She seems to be doing very well as a geiko (^_<)

  10. Royce Okobo [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

    Thats nice to know! Yeah, I dont know kyoto very well. Better learn!

  11. sunshine's creations 98 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Kanzashi, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
    please add any Kanzashi photos you have and please feel free to invite any one else's too

  12. knightboat82 97 months ago | reply

    i think i saw her when i was there in late 06. cool!

  13. geisha_lover 96 months ago | reply

    why does masayo look angry there? Amazing shot, by the way.

  14. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 82 months ago | reply

    They both look like they are being hauled into court for the abduction and murder of another Maiko from Pontocho. Appreciate the notes ! Another great instructive pic.

  15. corpsesandroses 41 months ago | reply

    geisha_lover Masayo looks angry most of the time xD Besides being an amazing Geiko,she also has one of the best death stares! Haha

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