In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, meaning "she who invites" is a Goddess of both Creation and Death, as well as the former wife of the God Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.
kyoto / maiko / geisha / girls / japanese / women / escalator Maiko (geisha apprentices) wearing summer kimono (yukata) make their way to lunch at the Takashimaya department store, Kyoto, Japan. Facing the camera, the maiko Mameharu.
), geiko (芸子) or geigi (芸妓) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance-maiko are apprentice geisha by Sam Ryan