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Symmetrical Balance- Paul Schutzer, Czech soldiers sitting on a railing during a May Day celebration, Prague, Czechoslovakia, June

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Another fake Maiko. Maiko wear long silk kanzashi during minarai, their first year. During that time they only wear red on their lower lip.

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Traditional Japanese Colors: Why Green Isn’t a Color in Japan

Guide to Japanese colors. -- Japan, colors as a social status, kimono color according to the month, traditional color names, Japanese lesson

vintagegal:  Burt Glinn- Two apprentice Geishas on their way to evening appointments in Kyoto. Japan, 1961 (via)

vintagegal: Burt Glinn- Two apprentice Geishas on their way to evening appointments in Kyoto (Pontocho district) Japan, 1961 (via)

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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