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Maiko in Kyoto.

Maiko in Kyoto.

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a Japanese wooden shoe with a thong to pass between the first (big) toe and the second toe.

Maiko geta. Geta for young girls have bells inserted inside a hollow at the bottom, where the straps are tied.

Geta, traditional Japanese shoes (elevated wooden sandals) worn with a kimono or yukata . in Japan

Okobo = Clogs that maiko puts on in Japan... but I'm into this color combination of small red pattern and looser white...

Okobo = Clogs that maiko puts on in Japan. but I'm into this color combination of small red pattern and looser white.

Geta, Japanese footwear 下駄

Geta, Japanese footwear 下駄 These would be perfect to wear after the ceremony, when you want to kick off your heels.

Maiko and Geisha, how to tell the real from the fake.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Maiko and Geisha, how to tell the real from the fake.

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.

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