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The Geiko (Geisha) Ichiyuri walking to a tea house in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan

Geisha (芸者?), Geiko (芸子) or Geigi (芸妓) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance.

Maiko Henshin japanese girl at Sannen-zaka street, Kyoto, Japan by Alex_Saurel, via Flickr

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Geishas are expert entertainers in traditional Japanese arts of the highest calibre.

Famous Mineko Iwasaki as Geiko. Eri-kae or "turning of the collar" is the stage when a maiko, after 4-5 years of training, become Geiko. During this period they sport a hairstyle called Sakkou and dance a special number called Kurokami ("Jet-black Hair").

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