Geisha performing Traditional Japanese Dance with Fan - seen in Kyoto in spring. When i visit Japan, will definitely not miss the KABUKI. I think they are the most graceful performers next to the ballet dancers. This fan dance is in my "must watch list"
), 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
Miko are women in the service of Shinto shrines (at the biennial Sanno Festival in Tokyo).The translation of Miko is "woman of god" (chosen by, or totally devoted to, the gods), but the closest meaning is "shrine maiden." Photo by tokyobling.