Maiko Fukunae and Maiko Fukucho, Miyagawacho (via 宮川地区の舞妓はん - 仲ちゃんの思い出 - Yahoo!ブログ)
Hangyoku (Sanja Matsuri 2013) (by xio_olx)
child geisha, apprentice entertainer
Sanja Matsuri or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is considered one of the wildest and largest. The festival is held in honor of Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari and Hajino Nakatomo, the three men who established and founded Sensō-ji. Sanja Matsuri is held on the third weekend of every May at Asakusa Shrine. Its prominent parades revolve around three mikoshi (three portable shrines referenced in the festival’s name), as well as traditional music and dancing. Over the course of three days, the festival attracts 1.5 to 2 million locals and tourists every year.
Sanja Matsuri (三社祭)
Kitano Odori 2013 - Tea ceremony:
Japanese traditional dance
There are two types of Japanese traditional dance: Odori, which originated in the Edo period, and Mai, which originated in the western part of Japan. Odori grew out of Kabuki drama and is more oriented toward male sentiments. Mai is traditionally performed in Japanese rooms instead of on the stage. It was influenced by the Noh Drama.
A variation of the Mai style of Japanese dance is the Kyomai or Kyoto Style Dance. Kyomai developed in the 17th century Tokugawa cultural period. It is heavily influenced by the elegance and sophistication of the manners often associated with the Imperial Court in Kyoto. (via Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Higashiyama Hanatouro 2013: Maiko Masaki and Maiko Satsuki (Gion Kobu) dancing Hanagasa
花笠 紗月さん・真咲さん(祇園甲部) (by otsuka1946)
Setsubun Mamemaki 2013 - Maiko Katsune
Kitano Tenman-gū (北野天満宮) 49 (by KyotoDreamTrips)