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Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]

Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:13 pm

Ichiemi:

I found this article from a magazine. I know that there are a few Taneju fans so I decided to type it out since its hard to read.  

LIFE AS A GEISHA
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Taneju, 18, From Kyoto, Japan


"I've been a maiko, or trainee geisha for three years now. None of my family were geisha, and until I was 15 I was an ordinary schoolgirl. Then one day I saw a documentary about maiko and I knew that was what I wanted to be.

"I spend my days learning arts, such as Japanese traditional dance and the tea ceremony. I also attend party's at night where I entertain men and women. My make-up takes over an hour to apply. It was hard to learn at first but after three years I can almost do it in my sleep.

"I wear different kimonos for every occasion and a complete outfit including jewelry which costs over ¥15,000. But the price can be much higher. Wearing a kimono takes a long time to get used to, they're incredibly heavy. And because of the way they are tied it's hard to move easily. They are so valuable that I worry about damaging them, or even getting them wrinkled. In my bag I always carry a fan for dancing, make-up and powder  (they all come from a company called Chidoriya) But I'm not allowed to have a mobile.

"I have to go to a special geisha hairdresser all the time -- with my hairstyle I can't sleep on a regular pillow. In the beginning my "mother" showed me how to sleep on my chin, I couldn't move my head to the side! If I did it would be straight back to the hairdresser! But now I sleep on a wooden neck platform, although I only sleep more then six hours a night because of my work.

"On my days off I'll go shopping with my geisha "mother" and litter sister -- they are just as much as my family as my real one. I can never wear just normal clothes -- it'd look so strange because my hairstyle lets everyone know I'm a maiko.

"I go back and see my old friends when I can, and at first we're all excited to see each other, but we're so different. They're in their third year of high school and looking to their future. But mine is already decided, it was my dream to become a geisha!"

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Re: Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]

Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:15 pm

Toshiha:

Does anyone have any news of Taneju, or seen new pictures of her? She's my favorite maiko, and I have a bad feeling she is going to end up quitting like Satonami. It just strikes me that she should have been a geiko by now.

Found some very nice pictures of her taken this past August (I love her ensemble)

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/makuhari_2xxx/43764197.html

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:16 pm

Shikibu-Murasaki:

Toshiha Just came across this photostream on flickr. Considering her kanzashi the pics have to be really new.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapoue/set ... 220913508/

She is still wearing the red cloth in her ofuku hairstyle. So I think she will still be a Maiko for some time.

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:17 pm

Ame:

Her obiage is tied ^^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapoue/340 ... 220913508/ But is it Miyagawacho that ties it starting from 3rd year, or I'm completely confused?

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Re: Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]

Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:23 pm

Onanako:

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Re: Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]

Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:24 pm

Toshiha:

I present, Taneju!! (i hope you all can see these pics lol)

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This night, I had waited for about two hours for her to come out. Someone from her okiya actually talked to me outside. I told her I was a fan, so she then went inside, came back out, and said "She'll be coming out at 5:30. Wait here." It was great. When she did come out, she said, "One shot!" and stopped and posed.
I ran into her again the day after her sakko. She told me, "My erikae is at one thirty." I thanked her profusely ^^ She let me take pictures of her then too, but my lens just happened to break at that time and all the pics I took of her in casual style came out blurry. grr.

Many, many thanks to momoyama for lending me a lens for the erikae!!!

So, here you are ^^

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She had the most awesome kimono!!! At the end of her rounds me and matsukaze were waiting outside again. She came out and as she was passing, asked if I wanted a picture. I asked if I could get one together, so matsukaze got one of us standing by each other! Woop!

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Re: Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]

Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:25 pm

matsukaze:

Here is her new geiko style:

http://gion-hatanaka.jugem.jp/?eid=640

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:27 pm

Toshiha:

Taneju Dancing as a maiko, in an awesome summer ensemble.

http://jp-maiko.com/modules/cinemaru/movie.php?id=26

and again doing Gion Kouta:
http://jp-maiko.com/modules/cinemaru/movie.php?id=6


Taneju and Tanewaka are pictured here:

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ashigara_shimon/8724263.html

and also here, during New Year's last year:

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ashigara_shimon/16170665.html

Also some insider pictures of Tanewaka's misedashi :)
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ashigara_shimon/9450786.html

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Post by IG Team » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:55 am

Toshiha:

Taneju in yellow, Toshiaya I think to the right.

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Re: Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]

Post by IG Team » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:32 am

Minarai:

ID by muhvi: Toshiyui on the left I guess, others are Taneju and Fukumari.

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