Geisha in flamboyant kimono protecting her makeup with a fan, Kyoto, Japan

Geisha and Maiko girls of Japan (Kyoto)

Geisha, or person of the arts, are traditional Japanese artist-entertainers. They were most popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, and are still in existence today, although the numbers are dwindling.

 

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Photography by Frantisek Staud



 Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in blue kimono posing with her paraphernalia in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of a Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) in blue kimono posing with her umbrella in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha apprentice, Maiko, posing with her umbrella in Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in blue kimono posing with her paraphernalia in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of a Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in blue kimono in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Fully dressed Geisha talking to her client in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of a Maiko (Geisha apprentice) in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of a Geisha in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of little Maiko girl posing in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan
 Two little Maiko girls posing in front of Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto, Japan
 Little Maiko girl posing with red umbrella in Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Two Maiko girls enjoying autumn sun in the Gion quarter of Kyoto, Japan
 Elderly Geisha posing with pink umbrella in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan
 Elderly Geisha in Gion district, Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of a little white faced girl in kimono, Kyoto, Japan
 Close-up portrait of a little white faced girl, Maiko, in Kyoto, Japan
 White faced girls dressing up during a ceremony Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) walking in a Japanese garden, Kyoto, Japan
 White makeup and red lips, Geisha in Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha apprentice, Maiko, under maple tree, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) looking back, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) walking in a Japanese garden, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl in beautiful kimono, Kyoto, Japan
 Two Maiko girls (Geisha apprentice) in the Gion district, Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha in colorful kimono waiting the Gion district, Kyoto, Japan
 Little Maiko girl posing in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of a geisha, Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha girl in purple kimono, Kyoto, Japan
 White faced lady making up for a festival in Kyoto, Japan
 Close-up of a white faced girl in Kyoto, Japan
 White faced women of Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha in beautiful costume entering a teahouse in Kyoto, Japan
 Elaborated hair dress and kimonos of Geisha, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl - Geisha apprentice - standing behind the reed blind of a teahouse, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl - Geisha apprentice - behind the curtain of a teahouse, Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha and Maiko serving tea during a ceremony in Kitano Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Two Geisha apprentice (Maiko) performing tea ceremony in Kitano Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Two Geisha apprentice (Maiko) performing tea ceremony in Kitano Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha and her customer during tea ceremony in Kitano Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Elaborated hair dress and kimonos of Geisha, Kyoto, Japan
 Two Geisha girls performing tea ceremony in Kitano Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) leaving Japanese Teahouse, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) with her shadow projected on Japanese Teahouse, Kyoto, Japan
 Maiko girl (Geisha apprentice) leaving an old Japanese Teahouse, Kyoto, Japan
 Portrait of Geisha, Kyoto, Japan
 Geisha girl, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Geisha hair dress, Kyoto, Japan
 Close up portrait of Geisha, Kyoto, Japan
 Detail of Geisha hair dress viewed from behind, Kyoto, Japan
 Close up portrait of Geisha, Kyoto, Japan
 Two Maiko girls entering Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
 Close up portrait of Geisha, Kyoto, Japan
 Charming kimono and hair dress, Geisha in Kyoto, Japan


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