These look like Chinese historical hairstyles, but I could be wrong.

These look like Chinese historical hairstyles, but I could be wrong.

Japan. 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 old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Japan. 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 old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Geisha performing Traditional Japanese Dance with Fan

The History of the Japanese Fan Dance

Geisha performing Traditional Japanese Dance with Fan

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Soah (Bride of the Water God) | Luna Namazu - WorldCosplay

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Maiko, Mamefuji. Kyoto. Japan. #geisha #maiko #japanese culture

Maiko, Mamefuji. Kyoto. Japan. #geisha #maiko #japanese culture

basic differences between a maiko (geisha in training) and a geisha. ~ ✿  Sharing the Worldwide JapanLove ♥ www.japanlover.me ♥ www.instagram.com...

basic differences between a maiko (geisha in training) and a geisha. ~ ✿ Sharing the Worldwide JapanLove ♥ www.japanlover.me ♥ www.instagram.com...

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Mark Brooks Monsters and Dames Emerald City Con Con 2015 Cover Geisha Girl Dragon

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