Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kyoto Geiko: Hassaku 2010

Those in the Gion district of Kyoto on August 1st might have caught a glimpse of Hassaku 八朔, ("August 1st").

It's an event where every Gion geiko (another word for geisha from Kyoto) and maiko (apprentice geisha) dress up in their most formal ensembles to visit the head of a very famous geisha dance school and then make the rounds visiting associated teahouses. Flickr photographer Onihide brings us a few lovely photos from the event, which you can see here.

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