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.
Evening dress Designer: Hanae Mori (Japanese, born Date: spring/summer 1983 Culture: Japanese Medium: silk Dimensions: L. at center back: 56 ½ in. Credit Line: Gift of Mary Griggs Burke, 1996 Accession Number:
Geisha holding her kimono This is a photograph of a beautiful Geisha standing outside of an Okiya or Geisha House. The decoration on her kimono appears to show a woman travelling in a Kago or Palanquin, carried by bearers.