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Kamishichiken Maiko : Satohina Located : Kitano-Tenmangu shrine in Kyoto.

Takahina | da John Paul Foster

Senior maiko - note that both the bottom and top lips are painted, but still not completely filled in

January 2016: Aoi-tayuu (葵太夫), of Suehiro okiya, as part of a Tayuu Parade at the Iwashimizu Hachimingu Shrine

January Aoi-tayuu (葵太夫), of Suehiro okiya, as part of a Tayuu Parade at the Iwashimizu Hachimingu Shrine

Geiko Umeha. I made a post with this picture just because is my must favorite picture of Umeha! She is just stunning and graceful and lovely and… Perfect, it’s the word… (Source)

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.

January 2010

Maiko Kyoka wearing January kanzashi of winter chrysanthemum, fukura suzume and inaho kanzashi

Maiko Katsuya

Maiko Katsuya during Gion festival

C H I K A Y U K I : Nape | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Oiran & Geisha — Fukuho, she is retired now (source:.

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