<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukiko wearing a fabulous shibori (tie-dyed) kimono decorated with applique and embroidery in the form of shi-shi (lion dogs) playing amid botan (tree peonies).
Although it is not obvious from this postcard, another image shows that Fukiko has her hair dressed in the sakkou hairstyle, indicating that she is in the final stage of her apprenticeship and will become a geiko (geisha) in the next few weeks.
Yasaka Pagoda by Night (Explored) by Jake Jung Via Flickr: Yasaka Pagoda during the Higashiyama Hanatoro lantern event. I’m not sure what kind of light created the light trail, but I like how it turned out.