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A maiko (or traditional Japanese geiko entertainer in training) in Kyoto named Toshimana has her picture taken. (Photographer: Seiya Bowen)

Breathtaking National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 Entries

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 - In Focus - The Atlantic; Maiko, picture taken in Kyoto, Japan. Her name is Toshimana. Photo by Seiya Bowen

Japan. Kabuki makeup. One of the most signifying traits of kabuki is the makeup. Colors painted on faces represent emotion. “…red lines are used to indicate passion, heroism, righteousness, and other positive traits; blue or black, villainy, jealousy, and other negative traits; green, the supernatural; and purple, nobility.” –Wikipedia

Japanese traditional theater, Kabuki 歌舞伎 Kabuki Theater - wonderful experience with Yoshiko

Japanese traditional Tsuge (Japanese Box) comb つげ櫛

The brilliance of medieval Japan widened the scope of human potential. This is a comb.

Японский Вышивка

from-root-to-root: “ A Maiko’s spectacular fashion statement in old Kyoto, Japan ”

Geishas in Kyoto, Japan

Quick tea ceremony prior to the Miyako Odori dance at the Gion-kobu Kaburen-jo Theatre

Eating tipp

sckawaii: “ littlemisspaintbrush: “ Japanese dining etiquette tips for Japan Lover Me’s Tabemono Month last July! ” Cute and helpful Japanese dining tips!