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.

Kimonos: Stuff to Know by *iyou-cosplay on deviantART

Kimonos: Stuff to Know by *iyou-cosplay on deviantART

JAPAN

JAPAN

Geisha. Contrary to myth, geisha's were not prostitutes. They were hired as evening companions to entertain by singing and dancing and to engage in conversation.

Geisha. Contrary to myth, geisha's were not prostitutes. They were hired as evening companions to entertain by singing and dancing and to engage in conversation.

Kimono

Kimono

Japan

Japan

Time, Place & Occasion (TPO) Charts for wearing Kimono.

Time, Place & Occasion (TPO) Charts for wearing Kimono.

成人式の振袖 This is the kimono 20-year-old girls wear for Coming of Age ceremony.

成人式の振袖 This is the kimono 20-year-old girls wear for Coming of Age ceremony.

Hanayome, Japanese Bride in Shiromuku, White Uchikake kimono. - BunkinTakashimada hairstyle #weddingbelles

Hanayome, Japanese Bride in Shiromuku, White Uchikake kimono. - BunkinTakashimada hairstyle #weddingbelles

furisode 振袖

furisode 振袖

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