Maiko Chiyoko and Mameroku perform in Reitasai Hono Buyo Matsuri (April 2014) It is held each year at the Heian Shrine. Maiko of Miyagawacho, Pontocho, Gion Kobu and Gion Higashi perform a dance in dedication to the arrival of spring.

from http://fxkyoto.blog91.fc2.com/blog-entry-2102.html

maiko Mitsuna’s pre-sakkou hairstyle: Suisha
Her erikae is scheduled for May 27th
from http://blog.livedoor.jp/sakutyan7/archives/51881613.html

maiko Mitsuna’s pre-sakkou hairstyle: Suisha

Her erikae is scheduled for May 27th

from http://blog.livedoor.jp/sakutyan7/archives/51881613.html

maiko Katsuhina in April 

maiko Katsuhina in April 

apparently a Tsurui minarai is debuting in Gion Kobu! Tsurui had two shikomi since March last year.

apparently a Tsurui minarai is debuting in Gion Kobu! Tsurui had two shikomi since March last year.

Maiko, Kamishichiken by GrahamCox77 on Flickr.
maiko Katsuna

Maiko, Kamishichiken by GrahamCox77 on Flickr.

maiko Katsuna

Maiko in Kyoto by InsideJapan Tours on Flickr.
maiko Tomitae

Maiko in Kyoto by InsideJapan Tours on Flickr.

maiko Tomitae

kanoyumisan:

Maiko Fukuharu (Okatome) (Part 1/2) (SOURCE)

IMG_1236 by flowerbridge@rocketmail.com on Flickr.maiko Masaki

IMG_1236 by flowerbridge@rocketmail.com on Flickr.

maiko Masaki

geisha-kai:

Miyako Odori 2014!

geisha-kai:

Today in Kyoto: Gion’s Shirakawa Yoizakura photoshoot!

Every April, two ladies of GIon Kobu or Miyagawacho gather at the Philosopher’s Path in the Gion’s Shirakawa area for a free photoshoot under cherry blossoms.

This year a geiko and a maiko were chosen: Makiko san of Gion Kobu and Toshimomo san of Miyagawacho. For many years it was a privilege available only for Gion Kobu’s maiko, but lately Miyagawacho has started taking part in this photoshoot.

All photos by @ntrilloa on Instagram