Meet a real Maiko: Kyoto culture in Yamagata

For many visitors to Japan, one of the most coveted cultural experiences is meeting a ‘Geisha’ (also ‘Geiko’ depending on the region) or an apprentice ‘Maiko’. For centuries, these impeccably skilled artisans have perfected and protected some of the finest and beautiful elements of Japanese tradition and culture; from music and dance to tea ceremony and calligraphy. […]