Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Geisha Girls Gratitude for Teacher.

Geiko geisha girls receive special fans from their traditional dance master Inoue Yachiyo (L) as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Maiko and geiko geisha girls walk with their teacher as they attend an event to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Maiko young geisha girls receive special fans from their traditional dance master Inoue Yachiyo (L) as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Geiko geisha girl bows after receive special fans from their traditional dance master Inoue Yachiyo (L) as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Maiko and geiko geisha girls pose after bowing to their teacher of traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. . (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Japanese traditional dance master, Inoue Yachiyo, shows special fan as the maiko and geiko geisha girls bow to her at traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. r. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Maiko and geiko geisha girls get in to the taxi after bowing to their teacher of traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. . (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Geiko geisha girl bows after receive special fans from their traditional dance master Inoue Yachiyo (L) as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Maiko and geiko geisha girls pose after bowing to their teacher of traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. . (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Japanese traditional dance master, Inoue Yachiyo (C), talks with journalists at traditional art and tea houses during the geisha girls show to their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. r. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
A geiko geisha girl walks after receiving special fan from her traditional dance master as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
A geiko geisha girl walks after receiving special fan from her traditional dance master as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
A geiko geisha girl walks after receiving special fan from her traditional dance master as they show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Maiko(R) and geiko geisha girls wait to bow to their teacher of traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. . (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Geiko geisha girls wait to bow to their teacher of traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. . (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Geiko geisha girls wait to bow to their teacher of traditional art and tea houses, to show their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. . (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
Japanese traditional dance master, Inoue Yachiyo, talks with journalists at traditional art and tea houses during the geisha girls show to their gratitude for the past year and best wishes for the new year on December 13, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual ritual is called 'Kotohajime', and is the start of preparation for the new year. r. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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1 comment:

Ajith Jayasinghe said...

If you are worried so much about copyrights, please do not publish the photos. Posting them in web with watermarks everywhere is an insult to your readser.