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Maiko in blue. the red color around the eyes and eyebrows is also youthful. As the women get older the red starts lessen and eventually be left out completely.

This picture is marked 'maiko, Kyoto Japan' but this lady's nagajuban is completely white, which would usually mark her as a Geisha rather than an apprentice Maiko.

Maiko, dancer girl. I believe this is one of the most beautiful Japanese traditional culture which we can be proud of.

The maiko (apprentice geisha) Kyouka makes her way to the Tsurui tea house in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. I would love to go to the Gion district!

Odori 1928 - A group of Maiko Girls (Apprentice Geisha) dressed for the Miyako Odori (Cherry Dance), sometime around 1928. Maiko Fukiko in the centre and Maiko Tomeko to her lower right.

A group of Maiko Girls (Apprentice Geisha) dressed for the Miyako Odori (Cherry Dance), circa Maiko Fukiko in the centre and Maiko Tomeko to her lower right.

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Fukunae on her debute day! Miyagawa-cho maiko lady : Fukunae Located : Miyagawacho town, Higashiyama area in Kyoto.

Maiko girls 1920's

Maiko Girls learning to put sticks in their hair, socks in their thongs, sleeping on a bar.