Maiko Taiken, Kyoto, Japan

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During our last stay in Kyoto, we rented a Machiya (traditional wooden townhouses) in the Gion district, one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan. Next to our temporary home was a photo studio specialized in renting kimono and accessories to enable woman to dress up and get their photography taken as a Geisha (or as a Geiko, as they are called in this part of Kyoto). Such studios are called “Henshin” (transformation) or “Maiko Taiken”  (experience to be a Maiko).

For more information, here is one example of such studio.

Photo taken right in front of our house.
Maiko Taiken Photo taken in the cherry garden of the Ninna-Ji Temple



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