traditional meets modern
Sachiho of Tsurui-san in Gion Kobu sadly retired in September 2014. The reasons for this are unknown. I wish her all the best!
Maiko Mameharu. She was the ideal looking Geiko, so doll-like and always smiley. Sadly she was a Geiko for only one year and retired in 2013.
Retired Maiko Toshiyui by ONIHIDE on Flickr
Junior maiko Katsuhina and Sachiho - view on their wareshinobu hairstyles and precious obi by Norio Nakayama on Flickr
Maiko Fumino. You can see they're quite popular ladies.
Maiko Shinaju, now retired
振袖少女 The darari obi has gold imaginary flowers, which is, like most geometric motifs, not bound to any season, and therefore appropriate to wear all year. Katsune by kthu1822 in 11/2012.