|O. Javanica (Seri) - KENPEI|
Shigiyoshi is also today, but I think some places start early. Shigiyoshi is the day (or sometimes week, depending on house) when maiko and geiko in Kyoto dress in formal black hikizuri with gold obi and visit everyone who has helped support them to wish a happy New Year and to ask for continued support. They must renew their vows for the year as well. Being a geisha is very much like being married! Every year, you must re-commit yourself to becoming better at what you do.
This year, Satsuki-san is the winner! She earned the most in the past year, so she gets some special recognition. It must be such a thrilling occasion!
Since it is Human Day, though, I will try to be nicer to other humans. I try anyways, but maybe some extra effort can't hurt. <3