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Her First Day

26cm (W) x 21cm (H)
Coloured pencils on Velin BFK Rives paper

Julie Podstolski
a portrait of Kiyono
A portrait of Kiyono-san on the occasion of her misedashi (debut) as a maiko, from a photo I took in March 2013.  Because she is a brand  new maiko only her bottom lip is painted red.  She is supposed to look cute, innocent and child-like at this stage in her maiko career.  The sakura (cherry blossom) behind her, adds to the freshness of this new season. year 2015. sold