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Can you tell the Difference Between a Maiko and Geisha?

Posted on June 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Although Maiko and Geisha may appear similar, there's quite a few differences. A Maiko is an apprentice Geisha or "Geisha in Training" and are usually between the ages of 15 and 21.  Maiko have a more elaborate hairsyles, which is complimented with kanzashi, a hair ornament used for traditional Japanese hairstyles. Maiko will leave a strip of bare skin unpainted at their hairline. Maiko wear more vibrant and colorful kimonos, which represent the youth and beauty of ...

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Beauty Secrets of a Geisha

Posted on June 7, 2020 at 12:50 AM


What is the Make Up Process for a Maiko or Geisha?

The makeup process for a Maiko and Geisha begins with application of bintsuke-abura, a special kind of oil.

This is then followed with white powder mixed with water that is applied to the skin with a special bamboo brush. The nape of the neck has the  W or V shape of clear skin which has no white makeup. Maiko has a "W" shape wherea...

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