Maiko Groupies

Walking through the Gion area of Kyoto, I came across some maiko groupies (otaku).  Maikos are apprentice geisha.  However she may have been a geiko (a geisha – can’t tell the difference).  She was making the rounds paying respects to business contacts with a small crowd following her.  These groupies were depicted in the comedy movie Maiko haaaan! – I guess these people really exist.

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2 Responses to Maiko Groupies

  1. 妻ですが says:

    ちょっと目を離したら、こんなところに行ってたのか。。。

  2. Selvinas says:

    I wonder how often the groupies follow her every week.
    I’m going to watch the movie on this, sounds very interesting.
    Aren’t geisha usually a bit more ‘overdressed’ with bright colours and yewellery? Can’t think of the English word for what I mean but I hope you understand 🙂

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