geimei: August 2017: Maiko Umehina (Umeno Okiy…

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August 2017: Maiko Umehina (Umeno Okiya) of Kamishichiken dancing during Bon Odori.

Bon
Odori is a Buddist holiday celebrated all over Japan around mid-August. However, Kamishichiken is the only hanamachi of Kyoto that participates in it on a large scale. It is celebrated to honor the spirits
of the deceased and people dance to happy folk songs during it.

Source: Katsu H. on Instagram