Tuesday, September 25, 2007

K O S E N : Hassaku

K O S E N : Hassaku, originally uploaded by mboogiedown.

"The young maiko Kosen emerges from a narrow, bamboo lined alley in the Gion Kobu district after a long morning of Hassaku visits.


Hassaku is a very important event in Gion Kobu. Robed in the most formal black kimono and full makeup, young maiko and geiko visit the teahouses, teachers, senior geiko and establishments they depend upon to express their gratitude for their support and beg their favor in the future.

Hassaku in Gion"

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