May 20th, 2017: Katsue (佳つ江) of Odamoto (小田本) in Gion Kobu is now wearing sakkō! She’s also chosen to wear the same daikan kanzashi as her okiya sister Katsuhina. Her erikae will be on May 29th.

I found out the news last night and then promptly fell asleep without making a post (sorry!). I also really like this image more than some of the others that have been posted as the sunset on her hair beautifully symbolizes the sunset on her career as a maiko. 

This image is courtesy of Bienvenidosakyoto on Instagram.


Shi-Shi and Peony Kimono 1930s by Blue Ruin 1

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<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.

Hellenic Methods of Veiling

This will be an on-going post where I’ll add more information as I come across it, but the point of this post is to try and define as many styles (and their names) of Hellenic veiling as possible. It’s as much for my own reference as for others. Because I’ll be adding, updating, and changing it over time everything will be kept under a cut.

The format will be:

  • Name of the veiling style
  • Description of the veiling style
  • Pictures

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October 10th, 2017: Mikako (実佳子) of Nishimura (西村) in Gion Kobu is now wearing the sakkō hairstyle in preparation for her erikae! She has chosen to wear the same kanzashi that her former okiya onesan Ayako (亜矢子) wore for her sakkō period. Her erikae will be on October 24th ^^

Images courtesy of Asyara28 on Instagram [1] [2].


DSC_0201.jpg por Gilles Bertrand

Maiko Tomitae (now a Geiko) (Tomikiku)

„Wird eine Fußballweltmeisterschaft vom Radio übertragen, deren jeweiligen Stand die gesamte Bevölkerung aus allen Fenstern und durch die dünnen Wände der Neubauten hindurch zur Kenntnis zu nehmen gezwungen ist, so mögen selbst spektakulär verschlampte Gammler und wohl situierte Bürger in ihren Sakkos einträchtig um Kofferradios auf dem Bürgersteig sich scharen. Für zwei Stunden schweißt der große Anlass die gesteuerte und kommerzialisierte Solidarität der Fußballinteressenten zur Volksgemeinschaft zusammen. Der kaum verdeckte Nationalismus solcher scheinbar unpolitischen Anlässe von Integration verstärkt den Verdacht ihres destruktiven Wesens.“

(Theodor W. Adorno, 1963)

anonymous asked:

How do you suggest someone to veil? Like I wear a headband every day, but I don't feel like that's enough.

You could try using a scarf. There are a bunch of different ways to wear a head scarf as a veil. My favorite way right now looks like this:

But I’m also fond of this:

And though I haven’t worn a veil like this in a while, I do still adore simply wearing a scarf like a hood:

I strongly suggest looking at the videos that have been done by wrapunzel, even if you aren’t going to use a tichel style veil, because the techniques for tying the scarves and securing them can be translated to different looks as well.

And if you’re looking for historical inspiration, try looking through Janet Stephens’ videos on her YouTube channel. She recreates historic hairstyles from lots of different time periods, and her stuff is really pretty interesting. She has 21 videos right now that feature ancient Roman, Grecian, and Mediterranean hairstyles. I actually just recently found her channel, and it is so amazing. She’s got a different style of sakkos up than what I had previously found, and I really want to try making one. But enough of that tangent!

If you’re finding that a headband isn’t satisfying your desire to veil, try looking into different styles. Don’t be afraid to play around and try out different styles. Find something you love.


Museum of Byzantine Culture (Thessaloniki):

Prelatical vestments.

Tunic (sakkos) and genual (epigonation) of Ioannikios, Bishop of Melnik (1745-53)

The tunic is made of brocade in silver and golden tones, with individual embroideries of flowers, vines and holy icons.

amethystprimrose99-deactivated2  asked:

What does Sakko look like in his true form? How does him manipulating Jinmay work in this AU since they're Gems and not robots? Also, how does he lose an eye?

His normal form would look like this:

He’s about as small as a Ruby, but Fluorites are used more for infiltration/spy work. He passes as a regular monkey because cartoon logic, & Sakko (as well as the team) was a regular monkey in canon even though he was pink.

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hanamachi-mai  asked:

What are the things that must be done right after the shikomi pass her test? What must be done from the test 'till misedashi? What are the order of things? How long from test to misedashi? One more thing: I see the girls perform sansankudo some time before misedashi and again on the same day of misedashi... why that? Do they have different meanings? If I can ask one more thing... what must be done from the sakko cutting ceremony to the erikae? How long does it take from ceremony to erikae?

That’s a loaded question, so this may take a while to go through.

Right after a shikomi passes her maiko test the day of her debut is officially recognized (until then it’s a “maybe” date) and she will go to the shrine with her okasan to receive her new geimei. From the passing of the test to the date of her misedashi can be anywhere from 4-6 months. 

During this time the shikomi has to make sure that she knows all of the required dances before her minarai period, must perfect her use of Kyo ben, and continuously practice her basic mannerisms. In this time her okasan will set into motion the misedashi celebrations, including choosing an onesan, preparing the necessary gifts, and choosing the right outfit for the occasion.

San-san-kudo can be done twice: one on the day of recognition of onesan and imoto (when the onesan is officially chosen for the girl) and once on the day of the misedashi when the new maiko is officially an active member of the community. Most ceremonies will only be done for the latter, but there’s no rule against doing it twice.

Skipping ahead to the end of the apprenticeship, the time between the danpatsu shiki ceremony and erikae is approximately 36 hours. Maiko are given the day off before their erikae so that they can relax before their world becomes super hectic once again, as the yakko shimada and sakkō phases are practically non-stop visits to as many ozashiki as possible in the span of up to four weeks. Not much is done during this time off except to make sure that all preparations are in place, including the katsura, the outfit, the mokuroku, and the gifts. 


Pope St John XXIII celebrating the episcopal consecration of Bishop Gabriel Coussain in the Sistine Chapel. The photographs make it clear that, unlike the normal Papal Mass in the Roman Rite, the Pope wears the tiara throughout the ceremony, as the equivalent of the crown normally used by bishops in the Byzantine Rite. He is also wearing a sakkos, the normal vestment of a Byzantine bishop when celebrating the Divine Liturgy, but with the fanon and pallium over it.