28 September 2014

New Minarai in Hanafusa Okiya!

This week little shikomi Miyoei has passed her exam and her now we can celebrate her minaraia.Her geimei is Kikuno and her oneesan(older sister) is Senior maiko Kikutsuru.

Omedetou san dosu Kikuno-chan ^_^


* Minarai literally means "learning by watching". This is a short stage before Miedashi(the debut of a Maiko). During this time the oneesan(older sister) gets appointed and minarai starts to visit ozashiki and banquets with her. Although minarai attend ozashiki, they do not participate at an advanced level as so do Maiko or Geiko. They learn by watching - this is a way in which she will gain insights of the job. 

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