Maiko

You can tell she's a maiko by the color of her inner kimono. Maiko will commonly wear red or white patterned collars, whereas geisha will wear plain white collars

Gaiko conducting tea ceremony at Baikasai Festival, Kyoto, Japan 梅花祭 京都

Gaiko conducting tea ceremony at Baikasai Festival, Kyoto, Japan 梅花祭 京都. So refined and beautiful

Japan Beauty (舞子はん)

Japan Beauty (舞子はん - Maiko) by via FlickEspecially Kyoto, a dancing geisha(MAIKO:舞妓) and a geisha(GEIKO:芸妓) are famous. A dancing geisha(舞妓) is the apprenticeship before becoming a geishaThey are dancing geisha

thekimonogallery: Wearing contemporary wedding kimono (uchikake). Japan. Image via Pinterest

Japan: Contemporary wedding kimono -- I went to a Japanese wedding.the bride changed into a Western white wedding dress after the traditional Shinto Ceremony (uchikake)

Maiko Mameharu during the sakkou period by Terry George on Flickr As Gion’s tradition, Mameharu blackened her teeth with special coloring paste, styled her hair in sakkou, decorated it with crane...

Maiko with ohaguro (black teeth), so she is turning her collar and becoming a geiko soon

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