I think it would be amazing to go to Japan and meet a real Geisha. I wonder if you can be dressed up as one? Id love to try on a real kimono!

The maiko (geisha apprentice) Umeraku. Together with other maiko and geiko (geisha) she was hosting an open air tea ceremony at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto Japan

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Maiko (apprentice geisha) Takahina shelters from the rain under a red umbrella. Photo by Michael Chandler.

Cherry blossoms in a palace garden. Ukiyo-e woodblock print, about 1840’s, Japan, by artist Kikugawa Eizan.

Cherry blossoms in a palace garden. Ukiyo-e woodblock print, about Japan, by artist Kikugawa Eizan 渓斎 栄泉.

Kimono and yukata are considered as Japanese traditional clothes! And they are weared in the special festival all a year!

The maiko (apprentice geisha) Kyouka makes her way to the Tsurui tea house in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. Love the colors on her kimono!

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

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.

C o n c e p t J a p a n :: Australia's foremost importer of Japanese product

C o n c e p t J a p a n :: Australia's foremost importer of Japanese product

'Oriental Beauty' ~~ "Remember, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word "geisha" means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art."

Remember, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word "geisha" means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art.

Kitsune 狐 significa zorro, animal que constituye un elemento de singular importancia en el folclore japonés, de hecho se utiliza para nombrar a un espíritu cuya función clásica es la de proteger bosques y aldeas.

Kitsune fox, an animal that is an element of particular importance in Japanese folklore, in fact is used to name a classical spirit whose function is to protect forests and villages

¿Qué significa realmente ser una Geisha o Gisaeng? – Asiankkum

¿Qué significa realmente ser una Geisha o Gisaeng?

Do you know why Japanese girls look younger than their age with flawless & youthful skin? Here are top 16 skin care and beauty secrets of Japanese.

¿Qué significa realmente ser una Geisha o Gisaeng? – AB Magazine

¿Qué significa realmente ser una Geisha o Gisaeng?

From green tea to a serious bathing habit, here are the 15 beauty secrets Japanese women have been keeping under wraps for centuries. Your skin will never be the same again…

maiko reading. Una “maiko” es una aprendiz de geisha; esta palabra se compone de los kanji 舞 (mai) que significa “baile” y 子 (ko) que significa “niña”. Es la maiko,con su blanco maquillaje y peinado y kimono elaborados,quien se ha convertido en el estereotipo de la “geisha” para los occidentales,en lugar de la verdadera geisha.

Asian vintage illustration - Memoirs of a Maiko - via maiko child. Mom made me a homemade costume as a little girl. She had such talent.

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