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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
Begin Japanology  Geiko and Maiko
Begin Japanology Geiko and Maiko
Published: 2013/09/19
Channel: 13blackmercury
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 - Nouvelle Rencontre - CLIP OFFICIEL
MAIKO - Nouvelle Rencontre - CLIP OFFICIEL
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: CashMoney974TV
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
Kickstarter Crap - Umichan Maiko Classroom Cheaters
Kickstarter Crap - Umichan Maiko Classroom Cheaters
Published: 2014/03/09
Channel: iDubbbzTV
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
【MAD】The Distance - Cliff Edge ft Nakamura Maiko
【MAD】The Distance - Cliff Edge ft Nakamura Maiko
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: Dylan Thomas
Maiko Training 1/7
Maiko Training 1/7
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: Andrew Osbourn
Make up Maiko
Make up Maiko
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: sailor fiat
TUT-orial | Learn an Insane Combo with Music! | Advanced Level 1
TUT-orial | Learn an Insane Combo with Music! | Advanced Level 1
Published: 2016/05/28
Channel: Michael Le
Dance of "Maiko" in Kyoto, Japan
Dance of "Maiko" in Kyoto, Japan
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: yu mex
Making "wareshinobu" maiko-hairstyle
Making "wareshinobu" maiko-hairstyle
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: zaicushastyj
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
Марияна Калчева-Страхотна Балада-МАЙКО.wmv
Марияна Калчева-Страхотна Балада-МАЙКО.wmv
Published: 2010/02/20
Channel: 73maikal
Mienai Tsuki   Fujita Maiko Sub  Español
Mienai Tsuki Fujita Maiko Sub Español
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Giss Martinez
"The Distance" Maiko Nakamura Ft. Cliff edge Lyric Video
"The Distance" Maiko Nakamura Ft. Cliff edge Lyric Video
Published: 2015/03/20
Channel: Earl Nathaniel Romuga
MEMORIAS DE UNA MAIKO MEXICANA !!
MEMORIAS DE UNA MAIKO MEXICANA !!
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: MAYRA SANCHEZ
Maiko - Li vé [Clip Officiel]
Maiko - Li vé [Clip Officiel]
Published: 2014/11/07
Channel: Manimal 974 : chaîne officielle du réalisateur des DOM-TOM
Things to Do: Maiko Theater [4K]
Things to Do: Maiko Theater [4K]
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Discover Kyoto
Maiko - La Seule 2015 Official Music Video
Maiko - La Seule 2015 Official Music Video
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: MaiKo Oficielle
MAÏKO - Elle Me Rend Fou [Clip Officiel]
MAÏKO - Elle Me Rend Fou [Clip Officiel]
Published: 2013/01/13
Channel: MIKE ONE WORLD
MAIKO x DJ STYX 687 - La seule (ZOUK REMIX) 2K17
MAIKO x DJ STYX 687 - La seule (ZOUK REMIX) 2K17
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: DJ Styx 687
Nightcore - Sotsugyou 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Nightcore - Sotsugyou 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: NightcoreClarity 「 J-Music 」
To Become a Maiko 1/5 (Japanese Only)
To Become a Maiko 1/5 (Japanese Only)
Published: 2008/11/30
Channel: Andrew Osbourn
Nightcore - Hotaru 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Nightcore - Hotaru 「 Fujita Maiko 」
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: NightcoreClarity 「 J-Music 」
Chaliani & Gangsta Man -  Ole, Maiko
Chaliani & Gangsta Man - Ole, Maiko
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Benz MusicBG
MAIKO x DJ STYX 687 - Collé à ton corps (Zouk Remix) 2K16
MAIKO x DJ STYX 687 - Collé à ton corps (Zouk Remix) 2K16
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: DJ Styx 687
Nightcore Happy calling-WISE ft.Maiko Nakamura
Nightcore Happy calling-WISE ft.Maiko Nakamura
Published: 2016/03/29
Channel: NightcoreGlorious -J.song
Hotaru Lyrics - Fujita Maiko
Hotaru Lyrics - Fujita Maiko
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: Ace the Fire Fox
Maiko - Jeune Demoiselle - Official Music Video
Maiko - Jeune Demoiselle - Official Music Video
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: MaiKo Oficielle
Fujita Maiko (藤田麻衣子) - メドレ-(運命の人~今でもあな たが~金魚すくい~瞬間)
Fujita Maiko (藤田麻衣子) - メドレ-(運命の人~今でもあな たが~金魚すくい~瞬間)
Published: 2013/06/26
Channel: Euzio L
Fujita Maiko - Kitto (Sub español) 藤田麻衣子 ~ きっと
Fujita Maiko - Kitto (Sub español) 藤田麻衣子 ~ きっと
Published: 2016/06/15
Channel: Vanessa Vital
Japanese Beautiful 「Maiko」in Kyoto
Japanese Beautiful 「Maiko」in Kyoto
Published: 2014/08/11
Channel: I LOVE JAPAN SPIRITS
Maiko Wa Lady - Official Theatrical Trailer
Maiko Wa Lady - Official Theatrical Trailer
Published: 2014/08/22
Channel: TOKYOPOP TV
Look con las nuevas Brochas Maiko Luxury Grey | AntesMuertaKSinRimel
Look con las nuevas Brochas Maiko Luxury Grey | AntesMuertaKSinRimel
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: AntesMuertaKSinRimel
- Flower and Butterfly - Fujita Maiko sub español
- Flower and Butterfly - Fujita Maiko sub español
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Anica Franco
Zoué La Mizik - Maiko [CLIP OFFICIEL]
Zoué La Mizik - Maiko [CLIP OFFICIEL]
Published: 2015/09/04
Channel: Mafia Gangsta 974 ® Entertainment
MAIKO Fini ensemb 2016 Official Music Video
MAIKO Fini ensemb 2016 Official Music Video
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: MaiKo Oficielle
Fujita Maiko - Nee - [藤田麻衣子 - ねぇ] Hiiro No Kakera - sub. español
Fujita Maiko - Nee - [藤田麻衣子 - ねぇ] Hiiro No Kakera - sub. español
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: yuukoclamp93
Maïko - Ensemb ou [Clip Officiel]
Maïko - Ensemb ou [Clip Officiel]
Published: 2011/12/21
Channel: Manimal 974 : chaîne officielle du réalisateur des DOM-TOM
Yasurageru Basho | Fujita Maiko sub español
Yasurageru Basho | Fujita Maiko sub español
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Anica Franco
►Nee◄ fujita maiko sub español
►Nee◄ fujita maiko sub español
Published: 2012/05/04
Channel: Anica Franco
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 Hakaine × Ritsu Namine Kire】「S」【UTAU Cover】 English Subtitles
【Maiko Hakaine × Ritsu Namine Kire】「S」【UTAU Cover】 English Subtitles
Published: 2013/09/25
Channel: MrLadrason
[UTAU] Maiko Hakaine - Ievan Polkka (HD)
[UTAU] Maiko Hakaine - Ievan Polkka (HD)
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: Colin
Fujita Maiko ~ Kono Mama Densha Ni Notte (SUB ESP/ROM) 藤田麻衣子「このまま電車に乗って」LIVE
Fujita Maiko ~ Kono Mama Densha Ni Notte (SUB ESP/ROM) 藤田麻衣子「このまま電車に乗って」LIVE
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Vanessa Vital
FOR PEOPLE - MAIKO [OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIP]
FOR PEOPLE - MAIKO [OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIP]
Published: 2013/09/18
Channel: MIKE ONE WORLD
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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) 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.

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 kanako (padded silk) and is then decorated with a kanaokodome 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 kanako 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 kanako 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 kanako 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.
Maiko in Art

Jobs[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.

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