芸者少女

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.

Maiko

Geisha or Geiko are expert entertainers in traditional Japanese arts of the highest calibre. This is a back view of a Maiko or Apprentice Geiko (Kyoto Geisha).

Maiko dressed with Kanzashi (Japanese hair accessory): photo b NAEYES

Maiko dressed with Kanzashi (Japanese hair accessory): photo b NAEYES Portrait Japanese.

geisha, japan, probably kyoto? i've seen three, which i was told was unusual...

Another fake Maiko. Maiko wear long silk kanzashi during minarai, their first year. During that time they only wear red on their lower lip.

Maiko adjusting her Kanzashi 舞妓と簪

Maiko Kosen from Gionkobu (Magdalena Frackowiak) Tags: flowers japan cherry japanese kyoto blossom traditional culture maiko geiko geisha april sakura osaka kimono gion nara kosen kobu mamechiho maikokosen

花魁の髪 oiran hair

Tayuu (highest level of Geisha) -- an ornate hairstyle (back view) kimono info for replicating a reasonably accurate costume version

かんざし、簪/Japanese hairpins

Flattened celluloid hair pins in shape of fan and decorated with floral motifs.

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