• Japan
  • 舞妓 さと雛さん
  • The colourful flower hairpins that decorate the hair of maiko (apprentice geisha) are known as hana kanzashi. These flower ornaments change monthly to express the season. Satohina wears a kanzashi of plum blossom flowers for February.


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The maiko (geisha apprentice) Satohina / 舞妓 さと雛さん / Kyoto, Japan

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  1. Anamika Sandra 37 months ago | reply

    absolutely beautiful in every way!

  2. NewfyMama 37 months ago | reply

    Love this capture!! She is soooooooooo beautiful!!!

  3. momoyama 37 months ago | reply

    Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm afraid I don't. Sorry, I didn't see them at Baikasai

  4. Io non capisco l'Arte 37 months ago | reply

    Great capture, Satohina is stunning

  5. Korii~ 37 months ago | reply

    I posted about the Umeno maiko a couple of days ago under another picture. I was eager to find out wether they quit or not so I asked a friend to go and see (I've been asking her to attend a lot events lalelly ^__^;;;). Anyway, she said the only maiko from Umeno was Umeyae. I guess this means the rest have quit.

  6. curlytop3 37 months ago | reply

    very beautiful hair....outstanding capture:)

  7. StéFan2009 37 months ago | reply

    Yes I have seen your post. And I also think we can be sure that the other Ume-maiko have retired unfortunately :( ...

  8. Sonia Carrà 37 months ago | reply

    Another wonderful portrait! :)

  9. priithalberg 37 months ago | reply

    Very beautiful!

  10. nronga 36 months ago | reply

    She looks like a doll!!! so beautiful!

  11. ZolenZ Photography 35 months ago | reply

    The detail in her hair is amazing! <3

  12. vochitoamarillo 34 months ago | reply

    Hermosa dama ¡que exquisitez.¡

  13. captainkanji 34 months ago | reply

    I haven't been to Japan in 12 years. I want to go back so much. I loved Kyoto in April

  14. Blackwings18 32 months ago | reply

    beautiful veryyyy

  15. per..:-) [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    excellent work .....................

  16. 4tuitus 29 months ago | reply

    So beautiful

  17. kolmishe 22 months ago | reply

    Outstanding portrait!

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