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Susohiki (also called hikizuri) are trailing kimono worn by geiko and onnagata (male kabuki performers who play female roles) when performing. They must be held up while walking, as shown here. Photo by Fuyou-hime on deviantART

Maiko without oshiroi (white makeup). You can see mameharu ( now geiko) looking at the camera, Ichiwaka (now geiko) behind her, and the very top of Kyokas head right near mameharu.

kyoto / maiko / geisha / girls / japanese / women / escalator Maiko (geisha apprentices) wearing summer kimono (yukata) make their way to lunch at the Takashimaya department store, Kyoto, Japan. Facing the camera, the maiko Mameharu.

Mamesuzu by Makoto-san (luv Mayuha), via Flickr

9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture: Wabi-sabi (imperfect) Miyabi (elegance) Shibui (subtle) Iki (originality) Jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end) Yugen (mysterious) Geido (discipline and ethics) Ensou (the void) Kawaii (cute)

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Umeyae wearing a cute and quite busy Hiki. I love the small flowers on the royal blue Background, the hints of orange on her Obi are a perfect match! This is actually one of very few Hikis i like from Kamishichiken.

Japanese Tea Ceremony by Teruhide Tomori. Traditional tea ceremony presented by Kamishichiken Maiko Geiko ladies in the garden of Kamigamo shrine, a Shinto sanctuary on the banks of the Kamo River in north Kyoto, Japan.