"Water is powerful. It can wash away earth, put out fire, and even destroy iron." - Memoirs of a Geisha.
kimiho, maiko of miyagawa-cho | japanese culture #kimono
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
Geisha : photo by Ryushi Kojima, Japan
Maiko Henshin japanese girl at Sannen-zaka street, Kyoto, Japan by Alex_Saurel, via Flickr
The geisha’s make-up, origins and techniques in the geisha make-up art
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Geiko 3 by Sam Ryan Mr., via Flickr [ so beautiful I get choked up. Imagine living in place where such a gorgeous, exotic woman is in such a beautiful garden... ]
The Kimono Gallery
Geisha - Fiona Graham, caucasian Geisha as of 2007. Beautiful, smart and brave enough to immerse herself in a completely different culture. Inspiration much?