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Maiko literally means 'dancer'. A maiko is an apprentice geiko (geisha). Maiko exist in Kyoto only. Maiko have an older sister, bound to them. They call their older sisters onesan. The word maiko is pronounced: (my-koh)
I am a geiko of Gion Kobu, but last year I was still a maiko.
by Mimosa 'Mineko Iwasaki' January 19, 2007
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Maiko literally means 'dancer'. A maiko is an apprentice geiko (geisha). Maiko exist in Kyoto only. Maiko have an older sister, bound to them. They call their older sisters onesan. The word maiko is pronouced: (my-koh)
I am a geiko of Gion Kobu, but last year I was still a maiko.
by Mimosa 'Mineko Iwasaki' January 10, 2007
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Maiko literally means 'dancer'. A maiko is an apprentice geiko (geisha). Maiko exist in Kyoto only. Maiko have an older sister, bound to them. They call their older sisters onesan. The word maiko is pronounced: (my-koh)
I am a geiko of Gion Kobu, but last year I was still a maiko.
by Mimosa 'Mineko Iwasaki' January 12, 2007
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Maiko literally means 'dancer'. A maiko is an apprentice geiko (geisha). Maiko exist in Kyoto only. Maiko have an older sister, bound to them. They call their older sisters onesan. The word maiko is pronounced: (my-koh)
I am a geiko of Gion Kobu, but last year I was still a maiko.
by Mimosa 'Mineko Iwasaki' January 15, 2007
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Maiko literally means 'dancer'. A maiko is an apprentice geiko (geisha). Maiko exist in Kyoto only. Maiko have an older sister, bound to them. They call their older sisters onesan. The word maiko is pronounced: (my-koh)
I am a geiko of Gion Kobu, but last year I was still a maiko.
by Mimosa 'Mineko Iwasaki' January 16, 2007
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Heir to an okiya. An okiya is a lodging house for maiko and geiko (geisha). The owner (Okasan, or Mother) of the okiya, must adopt or give birth to a girl qualified to take over ownership of the okiya. It is one of her duties as Okasan of the okiya. The girl she gives birth to or adopts becomes the heir, or atotori.
As Okasan become older, she was frantic to secure an atotori.
by Mimosa 'Mineko Iwasaki' January 10, 2007
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Heir to an okiya. An okiya is a lodging house for maiko and geiko (geisha). The owner (Okasan, or Mother) of the okiya, must adopt or give birth to a girl qualified to take over ownership of the okiya. It is one of her duties as Okasan of the okiya. The girl she gives birth to or adopts becomes the heir, or atotori.
As Okasan become older, she was frantic to secure an atotori.
by Mimosa 'Mineko Iwasaki' January 12, 2007
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