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She is a very famous an American "maiko" who livs in Asakusa, Tokyo for a long time. She follows this style not only this day, usualy everyday, because she is a professional "maiko" and very favorite by many Japanese customoers.
As several friends' request, I will clarify roughly to all TE friends the defiition & diffirence of "oiran","geisha","maiko" and "geiko" according to the dictionary as follows :
1."oiran": a top star among the commercial sex workers
2."geisha": an entertainer of the banquet by singing, dancing and playing the traditional Japanese instuments
3."maiko": an entertainer of the banquet by dancing only(usually and basicaly not use dancing and playing the traditional Japanese instuments)
4."geiko": another name of "geisha" specailly used in western area(in Kyoto and Oasaka)

So her function is to dance to the guest in a banquet.

Are you sure of each defiition & the diffirence ?

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