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I found last lot in Japan. Loved the colors and the way Maikos where going somewhere, doing something. I can’t help to imagine what exactly was happening in that scene. It feels to me like it was a free sunny day and they gathered in a garden to chat over their lives.

“An afternoon chat between Maikos and Asanoha stars. How are you doing with shamisen? Have you improved your dance? While cicadas over shadow the already pale voices.”

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Maikos are apprentices of Geikos (Not same as geishas). Their jobs consist on performing songs, dances and playing the shamisen for visitors during fests. They are girls between 15 and 20 years old. They become Geikos after they learn how to dance, play shamisen and learn Kyō-kotoba (Kyoto dialect). Maikos where originated from famous tea houses in Kyoto, they used to only serve green tea and dango 300 years ago. On this fabric you can also see Asanoha Stars. This pattern is assumed to been created around edo period ( 1603 – 1868) and it became a symbol of growth and endurance.

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