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Beautiful Kyoto: Being a Maiko (featuring Fukunae-san)
Beautiful Kyoto: Being a Maiko (featuring Fukunae-san)
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: Discover Kyoto
Differences between a Geiko (Geisha) and a Maiko (with subtitles) 【HD】
Differences between a Geiko (Geisha) and a Maiko (with subtitles) 【HD】
Published: 2013/01/16
Channel: Kyoto Fan
Mamefuji, one of the most popular maiko today
Mamefuji, one of the most popular maiko today
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: tmme1234
BBC Geisha Girl Documentary 2005
BBC Geisha Girl Documentary 2005
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: Kimonogeisha.com
Rezo Da Bavshvebi  - Tamuna Da Maiko / რეზო და ბავშვები - თამუნა და მაიკო (Official Video)
Rezo Da Bavshvebi - Tamuna Da Maiko / რეზო და ბავშვები - თამუნა და მაიკო (Official Video)
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: Rezo Da Bavshvebi
Maiko - La Clef du Love (official HD Music Video)
Maiko - La Clef du Love (official HD Music Video)
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: NIRVANA volcan
Begin Japanology  Geiko and Maiko
Begin Japanology Geiko and Maiko
Published: 2013/09/19
Channel: 13blackmercury
Dance of "Maiko" in Kyoto, Japan
Dance of "Maiko" in Kyoto, Japan
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: yu mex
Japan Guide: How to meet with Geisha (Geiko) and Maiko in Kyoto: Japan Travel Guide
Japan Guide: How to meet with Geisha (Geiko) and Maiko in Kyoto: Japan Travel Guide
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Experience JAPAN with YUKA
Maiko or geisha putting on face make-up in Kyoto
Maiko or geisha putting on face make-up in Kyoto
Published: 2007/03/07
Channel: ayabaya
Make up Maiko
Make up Maiko
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: sailor fiat
The Maiko of Somaro Teahouse - Yamagata - 舞妓茶屋 雛蔵書廊 相馬樓 - 4K Ultra HD ⛩ 🇯🇵
The Maiko of Somaro Teahouse - Yamagata - 舞妓茶屋 雛蔵書廊 相馬樓 - 4K Ultra HD ⛩ 🇯🇵
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: TokyoStreetView - Japan The Beautiful
Maiko in Gion Kyoto Japan (HD slow motion)
Maiko in Gion Kyoto Japan (HD slow motion)
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Ben Baler
Maiko feat Dj Tymers -collé a ton corp Official VIDEO 2016 [#SeymyuReal]
Maiko feat Dj Tymers -collé a ton corp Official VIDEO 2016 [#SeymyuReal]
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: MaiKo Oficielle
Maiko Training 1/7
Maiko Training 1/7
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: Andrew Osbourn
Making "wareshinobu" maiko-hairstyle
Making "wareshinobu" maiko-hairstyle
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: zaicushastyj
Maiko - La Seule 2015 Official Music Video
Maiko - La Seule 2015 Official Music Video
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: MaiKo Oficielle
Things to Do: Maiko Theater [4K]
Things to Do: Maiko Theater [4K]
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Discover Kyoto
MAIKO - Nouvelle Rencontre [CLIP OFFICIEL]
MAIKO - Nouvelle Rencontre [CLIP OFFICIEL]
Published: 2012/08/06
Channel: MIKE ONE WORLD
Maiko Geisha Performance in Kyoto - Snubs Report
Maiko Geisha Performance in Kyoto - Snubs Report
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: Shannon Morse
【MAD】The Distance - Cliff Edge ft Nakamura Maiko
【MAD】The Distance - Cliff Edge ft Nakamura Maiko
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: Dylan Thomas
MEMORIAS DE UNA MAIKO MEXICANA !!
MEMORIAS DE UNA MAIKO MEXICANA !!
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: MAYRA SANCHEZ
Обзор #9 - Балансиры MAIKO от Lucky John для ловли окуня, щуки, судака и форели
Обзор #9 - Балансиры MAIKO от Lucky John для ловли окуня, щуки, судака и форели
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: С рюкзаком и удочкой
Maiko - Li vé [Clip Officiel]
Maiko - Li vé [Clip Officiel]
Published: 2014/11/07
Channel: Manimal 974 : chaîne officielle du réalisateur des DOM-TOM
Maiko Nakamura - Let Go
Maiko Nakamura - Let Go
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: Animeluver474
Maiko in Gion , Kyoto , Japan
Maiko in Gion , Kyoto , Japan
Published: 2011/11/09
Channel: leylafashion
Maïko - Ensemb ou [Clip Officiel]
Maïko - Ensemb ou [Clip Officiel]
Published: 2011/12/21
Channel: Manimal 974 : chaîne officielle du réalisateur des DOM-TOM
Nightcore - Hotaru 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Nightcore - Hotaru 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: NightcoreClarity 「 J-Music 」
MAIKO Fini ensemb 2016 Official Music Video
MAIKO Fini ensemb 2016 Official Music Video
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: MaiKo Oficielle
- SUPERMOON - fujita maiko sub español
- SUPERMOON - fujita maiko sub español
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: Anica Franco
ZONE - Maiko History (1999-2005)
ZONE - Maiko History (1999-2005)
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Afandi Charles
藤田麻衣子 (Fujita Maiko) 会いたい (Aitai) Sub Español & Lyrics | LIVE
藤田麻衣子 (Fujita Maiko) 会いたい (Aitai) Sub Español & Lyrics | LIVE
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: Vanessa Vital
FOR PEOPLE - MAIKO [OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIP]
FOR PEOPLE - MAIKO [OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIP]
Published: 2013/09/18
Channel: MIKE ONE WORLD
Nightcore - Angel 「 Nakamura Maiko Feat. CLIFF EDGE 」
Nightcore - Angel 「 Nakamura Maiko Feat. CLIFF EDGE 」
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: NightcoreClarity 「 J-Music 」
Spain / Chick Corea : maiko jazz violin live!
Spain / Chick Corea : maiko jazz violin live!
Published: 2013/04/25
Channel: maiko Jazz Violin
Fujita Maiko - Afureru (Sub español) ~ 藤田麻衣子 「溢れる」
Fujita Maiko - Afureru (Sub español) ~ 藤田麻衣子 「溢れる」
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: Vanessa Vital
Nightcore - Watashi Rashiku 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Nightcore - Watashi Rashiku 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: NightcoreClarity 「 J-Music 」
Japanese Beautiful 「Maiko」in Kyoto
Japanese Beautiful 「Maiko」in Kyoto
Published: 2014/08/11
Channel: I LOVE JAPAN SPIRITS
Fujita Maiko – Watashi’rashiku (SUB ESP) 藤田麻衣子 ~ 私らしく (歌詞)
Fujita Maiko – Watashi’rashiku (SUB ESP) 藤田麻衣子 ~ 私らしく (歌詞)
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Vanessa Vital
Fujita Maiko ~ Sayonara | SUB ESP | 藤田麻衣子 「さよなら」
Fujita Maiko ~ Sayonara | SUB ESP | 藤田麻衣子 「さよなら」
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: Vanessa Vital
Fujita Maiko - Tadaima (Sub español)
Fujita Maiko - Tadaima (Sub español)
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: Vanessa Vital
Fujita Maiko - Koiwazurai ( 恋煩い ) Sub Español | LIVE
Fujita Maiko - Koiwazurai ( 恋煩い ) Sub Español | LIVE
Published: 2015/10/14
Channel: Vanessa Vital
Fujita Maiko - Tomadoi (Sub español) 藤田麻衣子 ~ 戸惑い
Fujita Maiko - Tomadoi (Sub español) 藤田麻衣子 ~ 戸惑い
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: Vanessa Vital
Fujita Maiko (藤田麻衣子) - Tomadoi (戸惑い)
Fujita Maiko (藤田麻衣子) - Tomadoi (戸惑い)
Published: 2011/05/27
Channel: Euzio L
(2.11) MAIKO & MIKEY (19:15 Class) DANCE CAMP PLUS 2017 WINTER
(2.11) MAIKO & MIKEY (19:15 Class) DANCE CAMP PLUS 2017 WINTER
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Dance Studio En
Nightcore - Pansy 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Nightcore - Pansy 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: NightcoreClarity 「 J-Music 」
[Synthesia] Fujita Maiko - Hotaru (Piano) [Hiiro no Kakera Aizouban: Akane Iro no Tsuioku OP]
[Synthesia] Fujita Maiko - Hotaru (Piano) [Hiiro no Kakera Aizouban: Akane Iro no Tsuioku OP]
Published: 2016/09/17
Channel: AnimeMidi
[Lyrics] Endless Tears - Cliff Edge ft. Maiko Nakamura
[Lyrics] Endless Tears - Cliff Edge ft. Maiko Nakamura
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: Nikka Chu
- Flower and Butterfly - Fujita Maiko sub español
- Flower and Butterfly - Fujita Maiko sub español
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Anica Franco
Nightcore - Sotsugyou 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Nightcore - Sotsugyou 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: NightcoreClarity 「 J-Music 」
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Misedashi, a day when a girl becomes maiko. Notice two dangling kanzashi on the sides of her hairstyle.

A maiko (舞妓) (/ˈmk/, Japanese: [ma̠.i.ko̞]) is an apprentice geiko (not exactly same as geisha) in Kyoto, western Japan. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen or the koto (traditional Japanese instruments) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geiko after learning how to dance the traditional kyomai dances, play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.

Work[edit]

In the morning, maiko take lessons to polish their performances. At night, they go out to work. They are usually given the opportunity to eat at high-quality Japanese-style restaurants or stay in Japanese-style hotels. They perform dances, songs, play the shamisen, and serve visitors with sake. Recently, their jobs have expanded to include visiting nursing institutions or hospitals. Some maiko are also dispatched overseas.

Origin[edit]

Maiko originated from women who served green tea and dango (Japanese dumpling made from rice flour) to people who visited the Kitano Tenman-gū or Yasaka Shrine (these are the two of the famous shrines in Kyoto) at teahouses in the temple town about 300 years ago.

At first, women served only green tea and dango, but they gradually started to perform songs and dances for visitors.

Appearance[edit]

Hair[edit]

During their career a maiko will wear different kinds of nihongami (Japanese traditional hairstyles) depending on rank, formality and occasion. They decorate their hairstyles with seasonal kanzashi (traditional hair ornaments). Maiko, unlike geiko, use their own hair and not wigs. They go to the nihongami hairdresser once a week, meaning that they have to sleep on a takamakura (wooden block with a pillow) in order to maintain it.

Wareshinobu[edit]

(割れしのぶ): Wareshinobu is worn by junior maiko for the first 2-3 years. A mage (bun) is made by inserting two red kanoko (padded silk) and is then decorated with a kanokodome in the center of the mage. It's worn for misedashi (formal debut) where they will wear formal kanzashi made out of tortoise shell, silver and red miokuri and two bira bira.

Ofuku[edit]

(おふく): Ofuku is the default hairstyle for senior maiko. It looks similar to wareshinobu, but the mage has a slightly different shape, and instead of stuffing the kanoko inside the mage (bun), they will wear a tegara (triangle of silk) pinned to the outside. The color of the tegara changes as the maiko gets older. Right after switching hairstyles it will be red, then pink and finally blue. Sometimes colors such as green, yellow or orange are seen, although it is quite rare.

Yakko Shimada[edit]

(奴島田): Yakko Shimada is worn by senior maiko for Shigyoshiki (the start of another year), Hassaku (summer Thanksgiving) and Setsubun. The mage is quite big and is parted with a hatsuyori kanzashi. For winter the hatsuyori will be mainly coral with one jade bead, and for summer it will be mainly jade with one coral bead. It also has a long kanoko that can be many colors, although red is most common.

Katsuyama[edit]

(勝山): Katsuyama is worn by every senior maiko during Gion Matsuri. The mage resembles Yakko Shimada in both shape and in that it has a long kanoko that can be red, pink or blue if the maiko is very senior. On either side of the mage are bon-ten (silver flower kanzashi). It is said that the hairstyle was created by the oiran Katsuyama from the Edo period. It used to be a popular hairstyle for married women.

Sakkou[edit]

(先笄): Sakkou is the last hairstyle worn by maiko before becoming full fledged geiko, and is worn for two weeks before the erikae. It is the most elaborate and expensive of all the hairstyles. It's decorated with formal tortoise shell kanzashi, and a special sakkou kanzashi designed by the maiko herself, usually crest of the okiya and with auspicious animals like cranes and tortoises. The mage is very complex and has a hanging streak of hair. The night before the erikae the okaa-san (proprietress) and fellow maiko and geiko will cut the streak of hair and the ties holding the hairstyle together.

Hikizuri[edit]

(引きずり): Maiko wear special kimono called hikizuri. They are usually 200 cm long, with a padded hem to create weight so it will trail beautifully on the floor. When outside a maiko will hold her hikizuri up with her hands, or tie it in place so that it does not touch the ground. The sleeves are long like a those of a furisode. The kimono can be any color and the motifs and patterns are seasonal. For formal occasions the maiko will wear a black hikizuri with 5 okiya crests.

Darari obi[edit]

(だらり帯): The darari obi is a 6-7 meters long obi worn exclusively by maiko. Due to its length and weight an otokoshi-san (male dresser) is needed to tie it. At the end of the darari obi is a crest, so that every one can see which okiya the maiko belongs to. For formal occasions the maiko will wear a gold obi.

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