A Maiko in Kyoto

JAPAN FROM ABOVE: UP CLOSE / Co-production between NHK, Gedeon Programmes, ZDF Arte, and Voyage

5m 00s
Broadcast on March 27, 2019 Available until March 27, 2029

In this episode, we visit Kyoto Prefecture, the old capital of Japan, and enter the world of geiko. Geiko, meaning "a girl of the arts," is how geisha are referred to in Kyoto. We meet a young apprentice, or maiko, who is learning the tricks of the trade.

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