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Maiko

Mamesaku had her misedashi, or debut as a maiko, in which she visited ochaya (tea houses), okiya (geisha houses), and local stores to thank everyone for their support. That obi was to die for.

okiya:      Geisha Koyakko 1910s (by Blue Ruin1)      Geisha Koyakko (小奴) of the Shinbashi hanamachi (geisha district) in Tokyo

Geisha Koyakko (小奴) of the Shinbashi hanamachi (geisha district) in Tokyo, performing the Yawata dance. Koyakko debuted in around the age of thirteen.

Miyagawacho 17:49:15 | Maiko (apprentice geisha) Miyofuku 美代… | Flickr

Darari obi of okiya Mifuku (Miyagawacho)

Sachiho of Tsurui-san in Gion Kobu sadly retired in September 2014. The reasons for this are unknown. I wish her all the best!

Sachiho of Tsurui-san in Gion Kobu sadly retired in September The reasons for this are unknown. I wish her all the best!

Kimono, Japan

Maiko Kikuyu became famous starring in a BBC documentary, now retired.

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