Japanese Taiko (Drum). 1,000 years ago used as military instruments and as time keepers for daily village life. It came to be associated with religious activities. In later periods, the Taiko was played as a centerpiece at festivals,
Geisha / Maiko (Kyoto, Japan) by marcusuke, via Flickr
Suisen Kanzashi Located : Miyako-Messe in Okazaki area, Kyoto. Gion Higashi Maiko girl : Kanoyumi san
Japanese etiquette: A lady always covers her mouth when smiling or laughing. I was never taught this, but do it instinctively anyway - well, with laughing, that is.
Okobo = Clogs that maiko puts on in Japan... but I'm into this color combination of small red pattern and looser white...
Repinning this just because I love the motif of "fuji" (wisteria) on any kimono- especially purple and white kimono. I don't know much about geiko and maiko, though, so don't ask. ^^; // Maiko
.such a pretty lil thing
A lakeside tea room (and maybe place for meditation?)Kenrokuen, Kanazawa, Japan
Toh-shiya (Archery Contest) at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto, Japan