maiko sayaka

anonymous asked:

Who is geiko Satsuki's older sister? :)

Her older sister is Geiko Sayaka, who is also Marika’s older sister. Satsuki actually had her misedashi on the same day Sayaka had her Erikae.

A Maiko and Geiko from the same okiya having their Misedashi or, respectively, Erikae, on the same day is very unusual, and it’s even more unusual that Sayaka became Satsuki’s older sister after literally just having become a Geiko herself, but she was the only Geiko that was affiliated with the Tsurui Okiya at the time.

Now retired Geiko Terukoma had distanced herself from the Tsurui Okiya, and the Tsurui okaasan probably wanted a Geiko from her own okiya to become Satsuki’s oneesan, or maybe didn’t find anyone else who was willing to do it.

It certainly drew a lot of attention to both Sayaka and Satsuki, too, and helped them gain popularity.

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1-Maiko Kimihiro(Source)

2-Geiko Mamesuzu and maiko Mameharu. Mameharu is retired now(Source)

3-Geiko Fukuhiro and geiko Fukuyu in back. Fukuyu is retired now(Source)

4-Geiko Kyouka (retired) and maiko Satsuki. And little Sachiho in back(Source)

5-Maiko Toshimomo(Source)

6-Geiko Sayaka(Source)

7-Geiko Ichiyuri and retired maiko Ichikazu(Source)

8-Geiko Mao(Source)

9-Geiko Kogiku(Source)

10-Surprising maiko Mikako(Source)

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Hatsuyori 2014 - photos by KUUMIL on Instagram. Visit for more!

Every year on January 13th, maiko and geiko of Gion Kobu gather at their dance master’s house (Inoue Yachiyo) to celebrate New Year and exchange best wishes. They are dressed in the most colorful and elegant outfits!

Hatsuyori 2014 - photos by KUUMIL on Instagram. Visit for more!

Every year on January 13th, maiko and geiko of Gion Kobu gather at their dance master’s house (Inoue Yachiyo) to celebrate New Year and exchange best wishes. They are dressed in the most colorful and elegant outfits!

1. Geiko Kyouka and Sayaka

2. Geiko Mamemaru, Mamesome and a shikomi of Ninben okiya

3. maiko Mikako, Eriha and geiko Chisako

4. Two shikomi and a maiko Sachiho