Kyoto is, without a doubt, the home of all kinds of traditional cultures of Japan. However, the most enchanting and also mysterious treasure of this old capital is “The Kagai”, the district where the culture of Geiko and Maiko still exists.
Looking at the picture, our first though is “Geisha”, one of the icon images of Japan.
A Maiko is actually an apprentice Geisha or Geiko (as they are called in Kyoto). Their job consists in performing songs,
Geisha (芸者) or geiko (芸子) as they are called in Kyoto are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music,