I was just seeing the old picures in my pc... when i found the pictures took in Kyoto. I've visited Kyoto twice in my life. Once in the summer of 2006. And once last summer. In the small old japanese styled streets, which reminds of the movie memories of a geisha super much, you can see real Maikos or Geishas walking in the night. They really look like unhuman, like some fairytale characters walking in their beautiful kimonos super high shoes and white make up. When i went to Kyoto for a first time I wanted to make a sure that I will see some Geisha. Because perhaps all the ppl are not lucky to run in to some. That's why I went to Gion corner, it's a theater which presents 1-hour shows of seven traditional performing arts of Kyoto, including the Kyogen classical comedy, Kyomai dance, Gagaku Imperial Court music, koto (Japanese harp) , flower arrangement, and Tea ceremony. And since explanations are given in English, it is popular among foreign tourists.Here is a pictures of Maiko dancing.
|Wearing Kimono first time|
Next time i was wearing Kimono was when I turned 20. I was in Sapporo that time. And wore Frisode. The Kimono which is for unmarried woman. Japanese girls wear it in january in the coming of age day when they turn 20. It's a pretty hard process to wear a Kimono.... Took so much time,, almost like an hour... Also,,When ou are wearing Kimono, there own't be any shape in your body. Thats why the Kimono will be made the size of the biggest part in your body. For example as a western girl, I had to have so many towels or some fabrics under the Kimono making all the shape of my body to be hidden.
|My friend tied my hair and put the huge accessory in.|
|Then we went to photo studio to take some pictures. That time i couldnt speak japanese so it was quite confusing.|
Then I bought my second Yukata for last summers Hanabi. I thought I wanna have some more colourful one than black, so I bought the Pink one from Studio Alta. It was way more expensive.... like 100 euro.