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:

Linen Japanese Kimono ( Date: ca. 1875 ) - "And be not infirm, and be not grieving, and you shall have the upper hand if you are believers.” Surah Al-i Imran, 139

Japanese Courtesan/Oiran- You can tell the difference between an Oiran & Geisha by the way the Obi is tied. A Geisha's Obi is tied in the back verses the Oiran's Obi being tied in the front.

Tamasaburo 玉三郎 - The great kabuki actor Tamasaburo. Read the accompanying article on kabuki theater, its very informative.

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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.