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...

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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Maiko, Toshimomo. Shooting location is Eiunin Temple. Kyoto. Japan.

Maiko, Toshimomo. Shooting location is Eiunin Temple. Kyoto. Japan.

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...  ]

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... ]

Japanese culture differs greatly from Canadian. This depicts what most people may think of when Japanese culture is presented.  Some people may not think of this at all. Which is sad because I think its a beautiful part of the culture.

Japanese culture differs greatly from Canadian. This depicts what most people may think of when Japanese culture is presented. Some people may not think of this at all. Which is sad because I think its a beautiful part of the culture.

The art of being a geisha partially lies in the meticulous application of her make-up. Let’s discover its history and characteristics…

The art of being a geisha partially lies in the meticulous application of her make-up. Let’s discover its history and characteristics…

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!

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!

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