Debut of maiko Shino, 25.02.2014

Shino as a new maiko of Fukushima okiya was led through Gion Kobu by her kimono dresser. Shino has not got a big sister, a protector, though. They visited all tea houses and shops to present newest member of the community. For this occassion, Shino is dressed the most formally - black kimono, golden obi, kanzashi made of tortoise shell, two silver bira bira kanzashi in the front and silver miokuri kanzashi (these prongs) on the back.

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