Last week we had a big group of guests come to stay with us.
and they had dinner at our hall.
they requested the Maiko during they are having dinner .
We do not have so many chance to see real Geisha even we live here long time.
So I was so excited could see them and talk to them.
about 19:00 One Maiko come to our hotel.
and she talked to me beore the show start. she told me she is only 16years old.
she was really beautiful but when I talk to her I could know she is 16years old girl.
She speaks really beautiful Kyoto Japanese and her KIMONO is very beautiful.
When she start to dance front of many guests I felt she is not looks like 16years old.
Nowadays there are not many girls would like to be Maiko because their life is very strict. they stat to come to Kyoto when they are about 15years old .
they start to live with many Geisha in teachers home with many another geisha.
but they said about half new geisha give up and go home before to be Geisha.
it is very difficult to be Geisha.
when you come to kyoto if you can see real Maiko or Geisha you are very lucky but I think almost tourist attraction has many fake Maiko.
they are very different from real one.
please try to find real one during your stay in Kyoto!!!!!