Monday, July 4, 2011

Maiko Kanzashi (舞妓 かんざし)

These pics below are postcards of Maiko.
Maiko changes their "Kanzashi"(long ornamental hairpin) every season.

In July,(this month),Maiko wears "Uchiwa" Kanzashi.
"Uchiwa" means "a round paper fan".

In August,they wears "Susuki" Kanzashi.
"Susuki"means "Japanese pampas grass".

In September,they wears"Kikyo"Kanzashi.
"Kikyo"means "a balloonflower".
And she's enjoying "a moon-viewing".

As you see,people in Kyoto always care about a sense of the season.
And Maiko express that by their Kanzashi.
I admire their sensitiveness to the seasons,and their hospitality.


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