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Geisha inspired cherry blossom  makeup.  I love cherry blossoms and her makeup is so pretty.

Airbrush makeup inspired by a traditional Japanese style of theater - Kabuki - a thick white electric face to create a dramatic look with classic black lines.

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Ąų Ƥaƴʂ ɗų Ꮥoɭҽ¡ɭ Lҽvaɲʈ. By Artist Unknown.

Geisha : photo by Ryushi Kojima, Japan

Black and white Geisha - Photography by Ryushi Kojima, Japan.

Japan. Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years.

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Oh, and by the way, Oiran are pricey prostitutes who live in brothels. They are not to be confused at all with Geisha.

The art of being a geisha partially lies in the meticulous application of her make-up. Let’s discover its history and characteristics…

thekimonogallery: ““The origins of the white make-up on a geisha’s face are still nowadays uncertain. One theory has it that in the Middle ages a traveller returned from Europe with stories of.

Chinese Actress Gong Li as Geisha Hatsumomo in Memoirs of a Geisha, 2000

Love the kimono - Actress Gong Li as Geisha Hatsumomo in Memoirs of a Geisha, 2000

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