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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MAIKO

geisha-kai:

New Year’s celebrations 2014 in Gion Kobu: geiko Tsuruha, geiko Manaha, maiko Eriha and… Steve Aoki! (^^)

Photo by steveaoki on Instagram

Happy Holidays minna-san!

I want to thank You for reading my blog and following my journey. 2013 has been an amazing year and I can’t believe it’s almost over!

I hope to see you again in 2014!

Best wishes,

Teruumi

HALLOWEEN 2013 OUTFIT // BÄCKAHÄST

I never go with a conventional costume and this year is no exception. A bäckahäst is a mythological creature found in Scandinavian folklore. It is usually described as a majestic white horse that would appear near rivers, particularly during foggy weather. Some say that it used to lure people into riding it’s back and then drown them in the nearby river and according to the more unordinary tales, the brook horse led spirits of unwanted children to the underworld.

All in all, the brook horse was always associated with death, not always in a bad way though.

Bring Me Unwanted Children

Today I and Teruyō-chan went to explore one of the many Halloween themed sims here on SL. For tonight we decided to visit Havenhollow and it was so much fun! When you first enter the city you land in a town with many houses decorated in a Halloween theme. So once you pick up your candy bucket from the landing point you can explore the town while trick or treating!

While exploring we came across a path that led into a spooky forest!

The road led to a Haunted Mansion. It was made with great attention to tiny details. It was very fun to look into every room, even though I must admit I did rez very slowly.

At the end of the journey we fell into a room full of Hallowwen gifts and candy!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

My most prized set in my kanzashi collection

CURRENT RANKS OF BLUE LOTUS MEMBERS // FALL 2013

Okaasan - Umeha

Obaasan - Yoshiko

Geiko

Umeha

Ichisumi (head geiko)

Senior maiko

Teruha (currently wearing sakkou)

Umechie

Teruumi

Junior maiko

Minarai

Teruyō

Shikomi

Hopefuls

Sydney

DEBUT OF MINARAI TERUYŌ // 2013.09.29

September has been quite a month for the Blue Lotus! First I had my wage-kae and only a week after, our shikomi Chiyo passed her exams to become a minarai! In order to begin your minarai training a Blue Lotus shikomi has to know how to properly serve tea, have an understanding in kitsuke and, of course, know the proper ozashiki etiquette. As okaasan said herself, Chiyo passed her tests in ‘flying colors’. I was so proud of her!

In Blue Lotus you’re not appointed to an oneesan. The elder sisters decide who will debut under who only after a while, only when the girl is known well enough. I picked Chiyo as my imouto way before I became a senior so I worked hard to finish my own requirements so that I can become a senior maiko before her tests.

A professional name is also chosen very carefully - it is a reflection of the debutantee. I named her Teruyō (照陽) which means shining sun.

October 5th was set as the date for her debut. We hosted an ozashiki at the SS Galaxy restaurant. Teruyō did amazingly well! It was such a success that we decided to host ozashiki there every other weekend.

I’m blessed to have such an amazing younger sister and I look forward to see how she progresses. Please favor her in the future, otano moshimasu!

Today I had a day off and so I was relaxing with Chiyo-chan. We spent the day hanging out with our new hopeful, Sydney-chan, went shopping and even visited an exhibition! It is called After Dark and is a film noir inspired collaboration between two artists. In general, it was ok but I had higher expectations.

My day ended at Disneyland! It was so much fun!

More snaps from my party!

1. With a bunny that my oneesan gifted to me
2. XD
3. This is a very special gift - it is a photo album that Etsu-san and Chiyo-chan compiled for me. It’s also one of the amazing gifts I received and includes pictures from the party.