Kikusana Maiko, Kyoto

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Kikusana Maiko is not yet a Maiko — she is a “Minarai” (apprentice maiko) who is about to become maiko. The “Minarai” are often called “Handara” because they wear their obi in a special way with the long, trailing obi that the maiko of Kyoto are famous for (Darari) is shortened to half length (han=half).

 

 

Rain over the Hanamachi, Kyoto
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