The Half Year Summary - 2016

Yes, this title sounds a bit confusing, but the activities of the karyukai usually begin around February or March. This year, however, has been quite the exception with everything beginning early on in January! As of August 30th there have been 20 misedashi so far (there were 20 in total for 2015), 6 erikae (11 in 2015) and 13 leavings (12 in 2015). If the trend continues then this will be the highest year for karyukai introductions in over a decade! Here’s the stats so far:

Misedashi

Kikuyae (菊弥江) of Hanafusa (花ふさ) in Miyagawa Cho - January 18th
Fumika (富美夏) of Yoshifumi (よし富美) in Miyagawa Cho - January 18th
Koen (小えん) of Shigemori (しげ森) in Miyagawa Cho - January 29th
Katsuhana (佳つ花) of Odamoto (小田本) in Gion Kobu - February 5th
Mamekinu (まめ衣) of Tama (多麻) in Gion Kobu - February 8th
Fumikyō (富美梗) of Yoshifumi (よし富美) in Miyagawa Cho - February 18th
Fukukana (ふく香奈) of Kawayoshi (河よ志) in Miyagawa Cho - February 25th
Fukuchika (ふく千華) of Horiyae (堀八重) in Miyagawa Cho - February 25th
Mitsuhana (光はな) of Tanmika (丹美賀) in Pontocho - February 29th
Mitsuki (美月) of Tsurui (つる居) in Gion Kobu - March 7th
Yumeno (夢乃) of Fukushima (福島) in Gion Kobu - March 7th
Mamekoma (豆こま) of Shibata (柴田) in Gion Kobu - March 15th
Fukuna (ふく那) of Kawayoshi (河よ志) in Miyagawa Cho - April 21st
Momihina (もみ陽菜) of Tanmika (丹美賀) in Pontocho - May 26th
Kohana (小花) of Masuume (桝梅) in Gion Kobu - May 26th
Tomoko (朋子) of Nishimura (西村) in Gion Kobu - June 1st
Konami (小なみ) of Nakagishi (中支志) in Gion Kobu - June 3rd
Chikasuzu (千賀すず) of Komaya (駒屋) in Miyagawa Cho - June 8th
Kikusana (菊咲奈) of Hanafusa (花ふさ) in Miyagawa Cho - June 8th
Umehina (梅ひな) of Umeno (梅乃) in Kamishichiken - July 4th

Erikae

Tanefumi (田ね文) of Takayoshi (高よし) in Miyagawa Cho - February 5th
Momifuku (もみ福) of Yamaguchi (やまぐち) in Pontocho - February 18th
Tomitae (富多愛) of Tomikiku (富菊) in Gion Higashi - May 20th
Fukuchō (ふく兆) of Shigemori (しげ森) in Miyagawa Cho - May 26th
Korin (小凛) of Kaden (花傳) in Miyagawa Cho - June 9th
Kimihiro (君ひろ) of Toshikimi (利きみ) in Miyagawa Cho - June 15th

Leavings

Sayoko (紗代子) of Nishimura (西村) in Gion Kobu - January
Katsukiyo (勝喜代) in Kamishichiken - January
Mamekiku (まめ菊) of Tama (多麻) in Gion Kobu - March
Katsuma (佳つ磨) in Gion Kobu - March
Kimihiro (君日絽) in Gion Kobu - March
Yukiryō (幸良) of Ninben (イ) in Gion Kobu - March
Yumeno (夢乃) of Fukushima (福島) in Gion Kobu - April
Komako (駒子) of Okatome (岡とめ) in Gion Higashi - April
Mamefuji (まめ藤) of Tama (多麻) in Gion Kobu - May
Fukumari (ふく真利) of Horiyae (堀八重) in Miyagawa Cho - June
Kikumaru (菊丸) of Hanafusa (花ふさ) in Miyagawa Cho - June
Miena (美恵菜) of Ishihatsu (石初) in Miyagawa Cho - June
Kanona (叶菜) of Kanoya (叶家) in Gion Higashi - August
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Graffiti Geisha by HUSH

HUSH is originally from the UK, but worked in Japan for several years as a toy designer enabling him to draw upon Japanese culture as an outsider with an objective eye. Considered one of the most technically gifted urban artists, Hush’s contemporary paintings, limited edition prints, street art & murals explore themes of sexuality & pornography, contrasting the representation of women in traditional & modern eras.  |  Previously on XC
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