A Single Petal Dancing
geisha-kai:

Maiko Kimika and Kimiharu - biological sisters living in the same okiya by WATASAN on Flickr
They both became fully-fledged geiko but Kimiharu retired shortly after this.

geisha-kai:

Maiko Kimika and Kimiharu - biological sisters living in the same okiya by WATASAN on Flickr

They both became fully-fledged geiko but Kimiharu retired shortly after this.

geisha-kai:

Maiko Fukuyu dancing by Nekopanchi on Flickr
Fukuyu is now a retired geiko.

geisha-kai:

Maiko Fukuyu dancing by Nekopanchi on Flickr

Fukuyu is now a retired geiko.

Today is going to be a long day….

I was up most of the night with Souji. I don’t know if she just wasn’t feel well or if she was sore from her shot but you would have thought I was my 3 year old godson the way she growled and hissed at me.

I was also (and still am) in quite a bit of pain and smart me left my ibuprofen at home.

9 hour shift today too. Like a said. A long day…

I’m in one of those moods where I wonder why I even bother trying to cosplay. I mean, am I really that good at it?

I’m awkward at posing. I’m terrible at sewing so I didn’t even make my cosplay outfits. Some are at least real kimono for the cosplay that call for them. My little brother has more enthusiasm for cosplaying than I do. (He also has a better attitude and better self image than I do.)

I love my Saitou cosplays and I love cosplaying as Ariel. I need to give my Kikyo cosplay another chance as I haven’t worn her in years.

I have so many ideas for cosplays I’d like to do, but I don’t even have the confidence that I can pull them off. One such cosplay is a Rei Hino/Sailor Mars cosplay. I have the miko outfit from my Kikyo cosplay and I thought about cosplaying her in that outfit and have her transformation pen or something but I’m just feeling discouraged about it.

I’m just feeling inadequate about myself and my ability to cosplay and have not a clue on how to even begin to feel better about it and keep from wanting to just give up on it.

After all the crap my boss told me on my review and her plans to demote me…..

I’m not getting demoted anymore. Don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing right now…..

Feeling dishearted at work. I busted my ass Thursday and Friday to clean the store, counters, ledges and stuff and the store looked good when I left Friday afternoon.

I get here this morning and it’s a fucking disaster. While I have no doubt that night shift last night worked their tales off, I have high doubts that the other workers worked as hard…

geisha-kai:

Katsuyama hairstyle of maiko Satsuki by @moekokome on Instagram
Katsuyama is the special hairstyle worn only by senior maiko during two weeks of Gion Festival every July. It is said to be invented by a courtesan named Katsuyama. It’s the most decorative yet simple hairstyle of Kyoto maiko - always comes with two silver wired flowers at both sides, a silk band and a complicated silver crown that looks like designed for princesses!
(text by GEISHA-KAI)

geisha-kai:

Katsuyama hairstyle of maiko Satsuki by @moekokome on Instagram

Katsuyama is the special hairstyle worn only by senior maiko during two weeks of Gion Festival every July. It is said to be invented by a courtesan named Katsuyama. It’s the most decorative yet simple hairstyle of Kyoto maiko - always comes with two silver wired flowers at both sides, a silk band and a complicated silver crown that looks like designed for princesses!

(text by GEISHA-KAI)

yamino:

Original concept art by character designer Kazuko Tadano
source: "Final Sailor" Artbook

mrsrichardarmitage:

stunningpicture:

Gandalf checks his emails (behind the scenes in the set of the Hobbit)

#The wizard will now install your software

mrsrichardarmitage:

stunningpicture:

Gandalf checks his emails (behind the scenes in the set of the Hobbit)

I’m about 5000% fucking done with this goddamn lawn mower and the fucking saga of trying to get my grass cut.

My work’s vacuum exploded on me. (Not literally) so I’m covered in nasty.

monsterbh:

durianarms:

cuntbarf:

Reblogging this was not optional

if you smell what the 

I want to put this picture in my wallet, so if I ever meet The Rock I can show it to him and ask if he honestly thought that hairstyle was a good idea.
(Then maybe we’d become best friends and he’d take me on his movie making, wrestling, and pancake eating adventures.)

This picture screams the 90s…….

monsterbh:

durianarms:

cuntbarf:

Reblogging this was not optional

if you smell what the 

I want to put this picture in my wallet, so if I ever meet The Rock I can show it to him and ask if he honestly thought that hairstyle was a good idea.

(Then maybe we’d become best friends and he’d take me on his movie making, wrestling, and pancake eating adventures.)

This picture screams the 90s…….

geisha-kai:

Many people ask me about the visual differences between Kyoto and Tokyo geisha. Let’s sum these up!

1. HAIRSTYLE

Both Kyoto and Tokyo geisha wear wigs but their hairstyles may differ a bit. Kyoto geisha wear only taka shimada:

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Tokyo geisha can wear both Taka Shimada or Tsubushi Shimada…