Maiko Chikayoshi, portrait
Gion Kyoto, 2010
Lovely Maiko Chikayoshi. She is from the Hanamachi (Maiko district) of Miyagawacho. Her Misedashi took place in 2009 and she is now in her second year as a Maiko. It was a real pleasure to have a chat with her at this beergarden located in Gion. Later on she performed the "usual" Gion-ko-uta dance (below photo) as well as a seasonal dance with Uchiwa (round fan) usually performed in the summer. Her Kanzashi represents Suzuki grass as it is common in August.