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Geisha, Geiko or Geigi are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games.

In full costume, the geisha must perform her duties regardless. After all, she is a thing of beauty who does not speak nor answer back.

Beautiful, parasol, umbrella

Travel Inspiration for Japan - Want to dress up as a Geisha Maiko? There are several shops and studios around Kyoto, Japan that offer the complete transformation.

Gueisha

Ayaka - geisha of Nagasaki city by Junji Higuchi . She is the most popular geisha in Nagasaki.

One of my drawings with a japanese theme of a #geisha and hokusai's Great Wave.

One of my drawings with a japanese theme of a #geisha and hokusai's Great Wave.

Beautiful Geisha

Laughing or smiling openly wasn’t seen fitting for women in Japan. So especially older women tend to hide their mouth when they are laughing. Here you can see Geiko Umeha doing so, too.

gaaplite: "2015 芸 妓 宮 川 町 と し 真 菜 さ ん 2015 Гейко, Миягава-тё, Toshimana"

gaaplite: "2015 芸 妓 宮 川 町 と し 真 菜 さ ん 2015 Гейко, Миягава-тё, Toshimana"

I know the Japanese love their modern wardrobes, but it's a shame kimono has become relegated to rare holidays (yes, I know jeans are more practical!) and geishas (who are also abandoning kimono). Few native garb has ever so beautiful.

Maiko Umesaya at setsubun. She is gone now, unfortunately. Her hikizuri (maiko kimono) is beautiful. One of my favorites.

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