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Maiko Kimika during her sakkou period - when a maiko is in the last stages before becoming a geisha. Kyoto, Japan. May 10, 2009. Text and photography by watanabe san on Flickr. [thank you...

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宮川町東西通

kimiho, maiko of miyagawa-cho | japanese culture #kimono

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Oiran & Geisha | Maiko Katsuna for scillsthrills ♥ (Source)

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Geiko.Toshimana. #japan #kyoto #geisha #kimono #japanese culture

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In Japan, it is common to wear yukata and kimono.

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しょうざんリゾート京都

#Maiko en #kyoto - 舞妓 maiko まめ藤 mamefuji KYOTO JAPAN

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Geisha : photo by Ryushi Kojima, Japan More

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maiko 舞妓 Gion Kobu 祇園甲部 Kohana 小花 KYOTO JAPAN「舞「花笠」」

Maiko 舞妓. Geisha Appentice

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This was a time when many Western men were arriving in Japan, due to the increasing interest in the east from the west economically. Geisha Girls were simply prostitutes to these men, and often the girls became smitten with their wealth and different, less constrained culture.

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