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November 2009: famous geiko Kotoha and maiko Yasuha.  They’re both retired now

November famous geiko Kotoha and maiko Yasuha. They’re both retired now

芸妓さんと舞妓さんのブログ

August Senior Geiko Tsunekazu (Shigenoya Okiya) of Gion Higashi playing the shamisen. Tsunekazu-san is the oldest Geiko of Gion Higashi and a Natori Geiko, a accredited master in dancing, and performs a big role at the Gion Odori every.

Maiko Kyoka wearing January kanzashi of winter chrysanthemum, fukura suzume and inaho kanzashi

Maiko in December Instagram photo by @kuumill

Maiko in December Instagram photo by @kuumill

World of Ethno

Portrait of a Hangyoku, apprentice geisha, circa. In Tokyo, apprentice geisha is called Hangyoku, whereas in Kyoto they are called Maiko.

Setsubun 2016 with…The maiko Tomitsuyu dancing. (Source)

Setsubun 2016 with…The maiko Tomitsuyu dancing.

祇をん 紗月 - Satsuki Giwon

I ♥ the sunset face Girl just became a maiko. Maiko first year does not paint the lipstick to the upper lip. The first year will insert the hairpin of the long flower in her hair.

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