Geisha Maiko Umeraku (by momoyama)-Maiko Umeraku (by momoyama) Together with other maiko and geiko (geisha) of the Kamishichiken district, Umeraku was hosting an open air tea ceremony at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, 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.
I find Geishas incredibly beautiful. They have to train from young to master the many different forms of art, for instance making traditional Japanese tea, playing an instrument like a Shamisen, dancing and being an entertainer.