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5 Fun Facts Not Commonly Known About Geisha

Geisha are well-known Japanese female entertainers who are regarded as one of the country’s iconic symbols. Though many things have already been discussed about them, there are some fun facts which you might not have heard about. Here are 5 interesting things to know about geisha. viaggiatorinelmondo.com/ 1. Geisha Are Almost Like Celebrities ladepeche.fr/ Being…

Come to Kyoto in April to See the Beautiful Geisha Dance

Japan’s geisha have a well-known reputation around the world as entertainers who are competent artists of many art forms. However, in the past, it wasn’t often that foreigners got to see them perform. They were only seen performing at small places such as tea houses, but this is no longer the case now. Kyoto’s geisha…

The Many Styles of Kanzashi from Ordinary to Extraordinary

The kanzashi are Japanese hair ornaments typically made by materials such as gold, silk, silver, or tortoiseshell. There are various types of kanzashi that were used and worn in the past and some still used today. These are some of the basic styles of the traditional hair ornaments: Mimikaki kanzashi en.wikipedia.org/ This kanzashi looks like…

Black, White and Red: The 3 Colors of Beauty in Japan

Today, makeup is considered as a vital component in the aspect of grooming. Many women and some men painstakingly take the time and effort to apply makeup daily, in the name of beauty. In Japan, the beauty of the country’s prominent classic entertainers such as the maikos (geisha in training), geishas, and kabuki actors is…

Kanzashi: The Traditional Hair Ornament and Self-Defense Weapon!

Kanzashi are beautiful hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Besides decorating the hair, they were believed to have been used as self-defense as well. Different kanzashi may also be worn on different months throughout the year. View this post on Instagram #京都 #kyoto #そうだ京都行こう #そうだ京都帰ろう #京都写真部 #美しい #絶景京都 #舞妓 #舞妓さん #maiko #芸妓 #芸妓さん #芸舞妓…

Kanzashi: An Overview of a Maiko’s Seasonal Hair Ornaments

Maiko is an apprentice geiko (similar to a geisha) in Kyoto. They wear elaborate hair ornaments (kanzashi) in different months called kisetsubana. The motif (decorative design) of the month depends on the flowers and events that occur in that month. January vivcore.com/ Some of the classic patterns include plum, bamboo, and pine which are the…

What to Buy in Kyoto in 2018: 43 Souvenirs that Boast Tradition and Modernity

Kyoto is an amazing city, popular for its historic sights, friendly locals, and wonderful natural scenery. It is one of the most historically significant areas in the world and has been carefully preserved to give an insight into the history of Japan. It has around 20% of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and attracts visitors…
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