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Maiko Umeraku. 2011, Japan. Photography by Michael Chandler on Flickr

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.

Beautiful and ethereal

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.

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The Japanese koi (also known as carp), with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, is a symbol for courage and the ability to attain high goals.