Geisha & maiko

Though we think of a geisha as an elegant figure with white make-up, red lips, an elaborate hairstyle and even more elaborate kimono, this popular image is actually more typical of a maiko, or trainee geisha. Fully qualified geisha are more likely to dress in subdued colours and wear natural make-up, relying on skill rather than appearance to entertain their clients.

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