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Cherry Blossom Dancer

This woman was waiting for her turn to dance on stage at the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. She is wearing kanzashi on her head. These are colorful flower hairpins that decorate the hair of maiko (apprentice geisha) which are known as hana kanzashi. These flower ornaments change monthly to express the season.


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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am very honored by this award!
Do itashi mashite !
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ArtboyI Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
she looks a bit suprisde :) but nice 
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She was about to go on stage and I believe she was a bit nervous. Plus, it was very hot.
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ArtboyI Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
haha i can imagen that 
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:iconmagiccat63:
magiccat63 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow

So beautiful
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thank You by KmyGraphic on Cherry Blossom Dancer. I'm very pleased you appreciate her make-up, head-dress, and stoic expression. I think she may have been a Maiko: apprentice geisha.   This lady was waiting her turn to dance. The sun shined very warm on her.  She danced.  The audience loved her.  


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:iconmagiccat63:
magiccat63 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome

Aww
I see
Wonderful
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:iconwotawota:
wotawota Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Oh My Goddess! Pure beauty!! Love 
Instant fave!!!+fav 
Dear Andy, do you have her phone number? E-mail?? :) (Smile) 
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your enthusiasm for her and I am grateful for the fave.

Unfortunately, I'm not at liberty to give out her digits.
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:iconwotawota:
wotawota Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Thank you so much ... and ... you're most welcome!

;) (Wink)  Of course, dear Andy, of course :D (Big Grin) 
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ArumAlba Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
I like Geishas a lot, but there are many various steps of beauty. This one is nearly perfect! I've never seen such a pretty geisha.
You wrote she's waiting for her turn, right? I think you can see a little bit tension in her eyes. ;D
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:iconamatelaseu:
Amatelaseu Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh- She's beautiful... You got such a wonderful shot of her. Brilliant picture! <3
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am very happy you like her. Thank you
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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job.
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am very happy you like this.  Thank you for telling me.
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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmostwelcomeplz:
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:iconmib4art:
mib4art Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice shot. You got her.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank You by KmyGraphic on Cherry Blossom Dancer. I'm very happy you feel I got her!
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virgifabiasheen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!! excelent job i love it :D
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz:  Cherry Blossom Dancer. I'm very pleased you appreciate her make-up, head-dress, and stoic expression. I think she may have been a Maiko: apprentice geisha.   This lady was waiting her turn to dance. The sun shined very warm on her.  She danced.  The audience loved her.  
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virgifabiasheen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You' re welcome! Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Double kawaii wink) V6  I love your gallery is magnificent 
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Sarawantsacracker Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
she's so beautiful!
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes. She is beautiful. She only had a few moments before going on stage.
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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Niiiiice pic,...... I love Asian eyes, they are shy, but also fierce :D
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes. I agree. I too love the fierceness and focus of their eyes. Oftentimes, though, they think they need to smile for the camera. I don't want them to smile. Most smiles are unnatural. They are more beautiful when they are not smiling and showing their beautiful eyes.
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MISComic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! This is awesome! :D Do you know when the festival is, and where? Me and some friends really want to go to Japan in the future, and it would have been something cool to experience :)
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: Cherry Blossom Dancer. This lady was waiting her turn to dance. The sun shined very warm on her. She danced. The audience loved her. [link]

In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular. There are no specific matsuri days for all of Japan; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days tend to cluster around traditional holidays such as Setsubun or Obon. Almost every locale has at least one matsuri in late summer/early autumn, usually related to the rice harvest. They are literally everywhere!

:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: on Nikko Home. It's wonderful you appreciate the silent beauty of Japanese architecture. [link]

I am very honored you added me to your watch list. I always answer all questions including artistic as well as any personal ones send to me. Thank you!
Andy
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MISComic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it's a great experience, and I hope I can see it in the future. Thank you for the information, it's a lot of help :) Those pictures are just stunning.
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onyx0mango Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Wow. She's so cute. :iconimsrspervplz:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This very cute lady was waiting her turn to dance. The sun shined very warm on her. She danced. The audience loved her.
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onyx0mango Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
She looks kinda nervous. How old is she? :iconpervyprussiaplz:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately, it never occurred to me to ask her for her age.
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onyx0mango Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Oh, well, she looks about 15-16. :iconismileplz:
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AngelRedFlame Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
What a beauty.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: Cherry Blossom Dancer. This beautiful lady was waiting her turn to dance. The sun shined very warm on her. She danced. The audience loved her. [link]
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DriftingBalloon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is so beautiful! Lovely crisp shot.
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: Cherry Blossom Dancer. This lady was waiting her turn to dance. The sun shined very warm on her. She danced. The audience loved her. [link]
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DriftingBalloon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is so pretty!
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AkiraSotori Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student General Artist
she's so beautiful!!!
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am very happy you think so.
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous portrait!!
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: Cherry Blossom Dancer. This lady was waiting her turn to dance. The sun shined very warm on her. She danced. The audience loved her. [link]
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem:) I would have loved to have seen it:)
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:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
:wow:Beautiful shot! Do you mind if I use her in my art work? I won't if you say No. Thank you for any response.
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you.

Yes, of course you may use it. Just give me a link and credit when you are done.
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:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
I hope you like it. Thank you very much for the use of your beautiful photo :bow:
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome
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:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Here's my interpretation of your beautiful photo [link] Thanks again :thanks:
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