Yukako is now a geiko, but this photo was taken in her last year as a maiko. Even though you cannot see her hair, you can tell that she is a maiko because her tenugui (scarf) is white and red. A geiko's tenugui is white and purple. Kyoto, Japan 2008.
A Geiko (Geisha) dressed in the Genroku style, with her hair in the Shimada-mage hairstyle of the Middle Edo period (1688-1715). It is believed that the yujo (ladies of pleasure) of Shimada created the hairstyle. 1920s