Thursday, October 30, 2014

Becoming a Maiko or Samurai in Kyoto

Have you ever hear of Geisha (or Maiko) or Samurai? Of course you have if you are interested in japan.

Would you lie to become a part of old Japan? There are a number of locations in Kyoto where you can try on the elegant makeup and intricately patterned kimono of the Geisha (or Maiko) or test your mettle as swordfighter in Samurai wear. Most locations will allow you to take photographs to commemorate and share your experience with friends and family back home.

FYI

Maiko is an apprentice of Geisha who is going through arts training for about 5 years.

Geisha is a woman who is trained in the Japanese traditional arts such as dancing, singing, and others.