Welcome to my little photos exhibition corner. Every month, I plan to present here online, a new exhibition or series of photos on a given theme related to Kyoto.
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Still away from Kyoto, I wanted to present a series of photos I like. All were captured during a greeting or salutation by a maiko or a geiko. This is the way we meet a maiko, and the way they start and finish a dance. It is the way they introduce themselves, and the way they enter a room.
A beautiful tradition.
January 15th, 2020. I am currently not in Japan and I have just heard about Maiko Kimisaki retirement! I had the pleasure and privilege of four different photoshoots with maiko Kimisaki. I’m presenting here what I think are the best images I was able to capture of her.
The following photos were made during three public photoshoots organized in Kyoto during the Fall (2018 and 2019). The theme is always “Maiko & Momiji”. The photos were taken at the Chishakuin Temple, the National Museum and the Shôsei-en Garden, with groups of five geimaiko.