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.
We’ve shown you Marion Fayolle’s illustrations before, but nothing like this! Light hearted and erotic, Fayolle’s somewhat absurd drawings explore humor, longing, lust, loss, and separation that ‘connects them, allowing for a cohesion of and engagement with particular themes’. It’s like PG-rated porn!