• Ichiteru, a young maiko from Ishikawa prefecture who decided to become a maiko after reading Ichimame's blog.
  • Katsuryu
  • Ichimame

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Delivering tea to the guests among the plum blossoms of Kitano Tenmangu shrine, Kyoto.

Umeshizu has only recently become a full-fledged geisha in the Kamishichiken district of Kyoto. As a geiko, she no longer styles her own hair, but has the privledge of wearing a special wig called a katsura. The large, flashy hair ornaments have been replaced by small, subtle hairpins and combs. Her collar is pure white. As a geiko advances in skill and experience, she relies less on her clothing, accessories and make-up to make her appear beautiful. Her beauty is in her skills as an artist.

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  1. apsfernandes70 52 months ago | reply

    Me gustaria un dia poder particpar en la cerimonia del té :-)

  2. demzlove_justin 52 months ago | reply

    es igual a mi hermanna

  3. ivesmartinsphoto 52 months ago | reply

    Amazing!!! simply amazing!!

  4. Marga Molina León 52 months ago | reply

    Preciosa foto, me encantaría poder viajar y verlo en persona

    Un saludo

  5. カロ 52 months ago | reply

    Love this photo! And her Kimono!

  6. Kuurt inusual 52 months ago | reply

    muy lindas fotografias, saludos.

  7. Mélancoliex 52 months ago | reply

    Frescas y hermosas.

  8. hersheys4605 [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!

  9. necatrin [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    INTERESSANTE !!! Interesting !!!!

  10. amazoona64 52 months ago | reply

    Preciosa la forma de expresar su cultura los admiramos por tan tradional forma de manifestarse y rendir tributo a su nacion
    desde panama centro america se les ama
    luis eduardo

  11. Blanchette Tha last Moon 52 months ago | reply

    Ow beautiful picture !
    I like it! <3

  12. cresponaon 51 months ago | reply

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    Light is awesome!

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  13. neloqua 51 months ago | reply

    I saw this in the 600+ Faves group and Faved it.

  14. Rosi's World 51 months ago | reply

    Very b e a u t i f u l !!!!!!!!!!!
    Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. InaGlo 41 months ago | reply

    Gracias por compartirla/Thanks for sharing FOLKCLORE

  16. lilichan06 41 months ago | reply

    What a lovely scene
    I wonder what she is thinking about!

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