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  • The hair ornaments of maiko change monthly to express the season. Fukuya wears a cherry blossom ornament for April.
  • 平安神宮

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japanese / fan / dance / travel / woman / shrine : maiko (apprentice geisha) kyoto, japan

The maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukuya prepares to open the Reitaisai Hono Buyo Festival at the Heian Shrine.

Dances were performed by four of Kyoto's five kagai (geisha) districts in dedication to the arrival of spring.

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  1. upadhyay_bharat 50 months ago | reply

    Lovely... beautiful colors and contrast.

  2. Little Shepherd 50 months ago | reply

    The colors here are spectacular and clean...I love it.

  3. kaikala7z [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    absolutely stunning, beautiful

  4. CarolEssan 47 months ago | reply

    looks like a doll! very beautiful capture.

  5. tamaleconsalsa 47 months ago | reply

    beautiful! I would like to use this photo as inspo for makeup and hair that i am doing next week. it's the most beautiful geisha apprentice pic i have seen so far!

  6. StuartSlimp 47 months ago | reply

    She looks like a doll. Spectacular!

  7. koko-penguin 38 months ago | reply

    the colours in this are amazing. i really want to go back to japan!

  8. Angel Errante 36 months ago | reply

    Hermosa! 美しい!

  9. boite_a_bijoux 31 months ago | reply

    incredible shot

  10. Morgaine_Le_Fey 29 months ago | reply

    I am the admin of the group People Everywhere and I would love it if you would add this photo!

  11. Andrea Rapisarda 29 months ago | reply

    beautiful portrait

  12. Creative Bling 24 months ago | reply

    So very very beautiful !!

  13. jana.hrckova 23 months ago | reply

    This photo seems to be used in a advertisment shown here: www.flickr.com/photos/56845891@N04/8656415222/

  14. sandrina.l 3 months ago | reply

    great shot!

  15. photographyguideporto 3 weeks ago | reply

    Amazing shot.
    The light is perfect.

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