祗園甲部見世出し! ~多麻 まめ章~

祗園甲部見世出し! ~多麻 まめ章~

Maiko, Kimitoyo. Location is Chionsya, Kyoto, Japan.

Maiko, Kimitoyo. Location is Chionsya, Kyoto, Japan.

Japan. Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Japan. Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Kagai in October #25 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Maiko (apprentice geisha) wears Sakko hairstyle. Notice neck.

Kagai in October #25 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Maiko (apprentice geisha) wears Sakko hairstyle. Notice neck.

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