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Japan. Because of the rainy weather, these two new maiko in Miyagawa-cho, Kyoto, had to wear plastic covers over their priceless silk brocade obi on the day of their misedashi (their first day as maiko, when they are presented and introduced to the district with their new professional names). Sanbonashi is the "three-legged" prong of bare skin left unpainted at the nape of the neck only on very special occasions. | flickr via mboogiedown

Because of the rainy weather, these two new maiko in Miyagawa-cho had to wear plastic covers over their priceless silk brocade obi on the day of their misedashi (their first day as.

Geisha

In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, meaning "she who invites" is a Goddess of both Creation and Death, as well as the former wife of the God Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.

Japan. Maiko Kimika on the day of her misedashi (her first day as a maiko), Kyoto

Maiko Kimika during her sakkou period - when a maiko is in the last stages before becoming a geiko or geisha. May Photography by watanabe san.

Maiko Toshiemi 舞妓とし恵美 春雨の壱 : ちょっとそこまで

Maiko Toshiemi 舞妓とし恵美 春雨の壱 : ちょっとそこまで

Kimono & Ohogo Rikiya Yamamoto, the leader of a local community group that recently began organizing patrols to guard the maiko from unseemly foreign holiday-makers, said the tourists’ hounding of the young women had become a safety issue.

A Maiko in her Misedashi stage. Those two silver hair ornaments in the front of her hair are the defining characteristic along with her very tall ohogo. Notice only her bottom lip is also painted.