201112 Japan, Geisha (27/63)
Three trainee geisha, known as 'maiko' until they make their debut appearance, who have been hired and are being trained by the local authorities, undergo their dance and shamisen playing practice, in Shimoda, Japan, on Wednesday 14th December 2011. .The three geisha are Awagiku (in white/silver kimono), Rinka (black kimono), Iroha (pink kimono). Their teachers are Nami (green kimono), Hanamaru (geisha in purple kimono) and their teacher of shamisen musical instrument is Chikako (wearing pink...more »
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