2017 - Ongoing
Since the spring of April 2017 I am allowed to follow two maiko (apprentice geisha) from the Hanafusa house in the geisha district of Miyagawacho (Kyoto) in their quest to become a geiko (the Kyoto dialect for geisha). The world of the geisha's is normally closed to outsiders, but I was very lucky to find just the right connection that allowed me acces into this mysterious world.
In November last year I was invited by the geisha mother to witness and photograph the danpatsu shiki and erikae ceremonies of maiko Kikuyae during which she turned to fullfledged geiko.
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