31 January 2017

Shigyoshiki Kitsuke of Hanafusa okiya memebers

"Shigyoshiki" refers to the beginning of a new year in Kyoto's five hanamachi or "flower towns". Wearing black formal kimono, called Kuromontsuki, the Geiko and Maiko of the neighborhood renew their vows and visit the local ochaya(teahouses) and important patrons to wish the beginning of a prosperous new year.
After the important visits were made, members of Hanafusa okiya approached the Miyagawacho Kaburenjo to attend an awards ceremony that is part of Shigyoshiki. Since this year Shigyoshiki was held on a Saturday, even more guests than usual showed up to photograph and overview the most important ceremony of new 2017 year.

Okaasan Geiko Kikuyu 

Senior Maiko Kikutsuru
Senior Maiko Kikumaru
Junior Maiko Kikune
Junior Maiko Kikuyae

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