Geisha and Maiko Girls of Japan by Frantisek Staud
Written by Emily   
Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Geisha, or person of the arts, are traditional Japanese artist-entertainers. They were most popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, and are still in existence today, although the numbers are dwindling.

 

Geisha in flamboyant kimono protecting her makeup with a fan, Kyoto, Japan

 

Maiko girl in beautiful kimono, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) walking in a Japanese garden, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) looking back, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in blue kimono posing with her paraphernalia in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in blue kimono posing with her paraphernalia in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Two Geisha apprentice (Maiko) performing tea ceremony in Kitano Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) walking in a Japanese garden, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Elaborated hair dress and kimonos of Geisha, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Two Maiko girls (Geisha apprentice) in the Gion district, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) leaving Japanese Teahouse, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

White faced lady making up for a festival in Kyoto, Japan

 

 

White faced girls dressing up during a ceremony Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Two little Maiko girls posing in front of Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Little Maiko girl posing in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Portrait of a little white faced girl in kimono, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Portrait of little Maiko girl posing in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan

Copyrighted by Frantisek Staud (PhotoTravels.net)

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Alice   | | 2009-07-15 08:24:10
Japanese girls are hot, but not with all that make up on (I know about the history btw). And the little girls look creepy with it on.
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