n. An apprentice geisha.
A is an apprentice geisha. Maiko may also refer to:
is an apprentice geiko (not exactly same as geisha) in Kyoto, western Japan. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen or the koto (traditional Japanese instruments) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geiko after learning how to dance the traditional kyomai dances, play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.
Maiko is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
- Maiko Fujino (born 1983), Japanese swimmer
- Maiko Gogoladze (born 1991), Georgian long jumper
- Maiko Itai (born 1984), Miss Japan Universe 2010
- Maiko Itō (born 1964), Japanese actress
- Maiko Jeong Shun Lee, Viscountess Rothermere (born 1949), British viscountess
- Maiko Kawakami (born 1966), Japanese actress
- Maiko Kazama (born 1956), Japanese actress
- Maiko Kano (born 1988), Japanese volleyball player
- Maiko Nakamura (born 1991), Japanese singer
- Maiko Sakae (born 1986), Japanese musician
- Maiko Tōno , Japanese actress
- Maiko Watson, member of the Canadian pop group Sugar Jones
- Maiko Yūki (born 1977), Japanese AV idol, actress, and stripper
- Maiko Zulu, Zambian musician
- Maico Katou , a character in the manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! R
- Maiko Kaji , a supporting character in the manga and anime series Hataraki Man
is a Japanese-American actress who is represented by the talent agency GR Promotion.
Usage examples of "maiko".
Every so often, Maiko leaves a message on your computer and you respond, but nothing ever comes of this.
But the cadmium battery that powers the module needs to be recharged every three hours, and by your reckoning you and Maiko have been out nearly two and a half hours.
The eel stays out of sight for the next twenty minutes, and with seventeen minutes of battery life remaining, you have no choice-you urge Maiko to her feet and begin the walk downslope to the valley and the submersible.
Then you receive a message from Maiko, asking you to come to Phoebos, one of the moons of Mars.
On paper, the voyage promises to be uneventful, six months of solitude and silence, but you realize that sooner or later Maiko will find a way to break the envelope.
A few ticks of the clock and you will have lived a century, and it occurs to you that you have misapprehended a good many things, that-for one-the difference you perceived between you and Maiko was merely a difference in terms.
At each of these times and others you were terrified, but over the years you have become familiar with the dimensions of terror, you have learned something of the black ground upon which it and all our illusions breed, and you think that this knowledge must be the same as what Maiko has been seeking-but she was a pilgrim in pursuit of it, while you were a simple student.
As you sit beside Maiko at the controls, the array of stars ahead look in their unwinking brilliance to be fragments of a design too large to discern, a diamond sutra written across the void and across every sand grain, every moment, every thought, an endless rhythm and its perfect resolve that repeats itself in the arc of each life.
Even the maiko will be stunning when she is grown though not like her Mistress!
Lady Koiko accepted the girl as maiko after the girl was personally interviewed and approved by Lord Yoshi.
In the dark before dawn, when he was with her, her maiko would softly awaken her and she would dress in the dark, if he awoke or if he did not.
Then she would move to the second room and close the door, her maiko guarding the door, and would sleep again if she was tired.
The moment he knocked on the street gate, her maiko would come running to alert her.
It was easy to make the arrangements--Raiko was an old friend, known over the years and trusted over the years from the times they were maiko, then courtesans together.
They had been inseparable while maiko, lovers in their youth and exchanged confidences always--safe confidences.