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Magic Hiding Hat Obi 1905     the motif on this obi is Kakuregasa or “Magic Hiding Hats” one of the auspicious collection of treasures motifs, said to render the wearer invisible to daemons and evil spirits.

Magic Hiding Hat Obi 1905 Kakuregasa - One of the treasured motifs, said to render the wearer invisible to demons & evil spirits.

Geiko Yachiyo dressed for an Odori (Dance), holding a hat from the Heian Period.  Yachiyo (b.1887 - d.1924) was a famous Geiko (Geisha) from Osaka, known for her elegance and her lovely personality. People were said to weep with joy at the sight of her dancing. She became a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) at the age of thirteen and left the profession to marry the artist Suga Tatehiko (b.1878 - d.1963) at the age of 29, but died at 36 from an inflammation of the kidneys.

Geiko Yachiyo dressed for an Odori (Dance), holding a hat from the Heian Period. Yachiyo - was a famous Geiko (Geisha) from Osaka, known for her elegance and her lovely personality. People were said to weep with joy at the sight of her dancing.

A woman dressed in Edo period clothing participates in the procession of Kyoto's famous Jidai Matsuri by Melissa Rose Chasse

*A woman dressed in Edo period clothing participates in the procession of Kyoto's famous Jidai Matsuri by Melissa Rose Chasse

All dressed up for a Japanese festival.

Umakko festival - Takizawa, Iwate Photographer's note: "She is still 6 years old and this is the first time to take part in this hard festival. I am very much afraid that she can continue riding on a horse for 6 hours of 15 km long journey.