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The first-year maiko Kanako with a paper ball! She still looks like a young girl but I think that when she grow up she will be a charming woman! (Source)

The first-year maiko Kanako with a paper ball! She still looks like a young girl but I think that when she grow up she will be a charming woman! (Source)

wiki: “Sada Yacco or  Kawakami Sadayakko (July 18, 1871 - December 7, 1946) was a Japanese geisha, actress and dancer”.  This photo was likely taken about 1900 in Japan.

wiki: “Sada Yacco or Kawakami Sadayakko (July 18, 1871 - December 7, 1946) was a Japanese geisha, actress and dancer”. This photo was likely taken about 1900 in Japan.

Both “In Character” and out, the Geisha and Maiko were the models behind almost all Studio “Character Studies” and Portraits in old Meiji and early Taisho-era Japan. During the late Taisho era (1912-26), picture postcards of Takarazuka Girls and Movie Stars began competing with those of the Geisha, but the Geisha clung tight to their photographic place in Japan’s world of popular women. Flickr user Okinawa Soba has collected a set of Maiko and Geisha photos who first bloomed in the Late…

Both “In Character” and out, the Geisha and Maiko were the models behind almost all Studio “Character Studies” and Portraits in old Meiji and early Taisho-era Japan. During the late Taisho era (1912-26), picture postcards of Takarazuka Girls and Movie Stars began competing with those of the Geisha, but the Geisha clung tight to their photographic place in Japan’s world of popular women. Flickr user Okinawa Soba has collected a set of Maiko and Geisha photos who first bloomed in the Late…

During my travel there are many situations where I would like to make a photo / video but: a) it wouldn't be appropriate  b) I choose to be involved in the activity rather than in recording c) the lighting / scenery is not good enough to show the spark of the moment. In this cases I love to use a drawing or detail that can speak to the imagination. For the last week I'm training yoga at least once a day. Opening my pelvis strengthening my core and at the same time being mindful and focused…

During my travel there are many situations where I would like to make a photo / video but: a) it wouldn't be appropriate b) I choose to be involved in the activity rather than in recording c) the lighting / scenery is not good enough to show the spark of the moment. In this cases I love to use a drawing or detail that can speak to the imagination. For the last week I'm training yoga at least once a day. Opening my pelvis strengthening my core and at the same time being mindful and focused…

Geisha Hunting – Kyoto, Japan    No trip to Kyoto, Japan, is complete without spotting a real life Geisha in public. Geisha are traditional, female Japanese entertainers who are instantly recognizable with their distinct white makeup and elaborate kimonos. Most likely you will not naturally run into a Geisha in Kyoto. Coming face to face with these ancient cultural icons requires embarking on a bit of a paparazzi mission.    You need to learn where ...

Geisha Hunting – Kyoto, Japan No trip to Kyoto, Japan, is complete without spotting a real life Geisha in public. Geisha are traditional, female Japanese entertainers who are instantly recognizable with their distinct white makeup and elaborate kimonos. Most likely you will not naturally run into a Geisha in Kyoto. Coming face to face with these ancient cultural icons requires embarking on a bit of a paparazzi mission. You need to learn where ...

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