~Maiko 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 Koto (Traditional Japanese musical instruments) for visitors during feasts
Six Maiko Girls seated on a Bench 1909 On the reverse is written the following: “These are the very same little Geishas who waited on us at the surprise dinner [at Sanett and Corola Kp. [?]] Kioto, 25 Apr. ’09” Part of the text is very difficult to read.