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Life ≪Maiko does not work for free.. ≫

Hello this is Myako.

*How much salary does Maiko get paid?
*I heard Maiko does not get paid but they are working for nothing?

Well sometimes I got questions like these..answers are

*No Maiko does not get paid salary.

*But they are not working for nothing.

Let me explain well now…

First of all, I will talk about the situation when they are staying at Okiya.
Shikomisan, Maiko, and even Geiko does not paid salary.

All girls who wish becoming Maiko come to Hanamachi with little bag which contains minimum clothes and little other stuff then start living at Okiya.
They do not need any deposit or key money even monthly rent to Okiya.

Okiya is paying rent, electricities, food or any sundry expenses of girls.
Not only that, okiya also pays lesson fee of dancing, instruments and other necessary skills.
And after becoming Maiko or Geiko, Okiya pays performance fee and money for their teachers.
Actually Okiya prepare all Kimono, accessories and pay dressing charges and hair arrangements charges as well.

That is why mom of Okiya give girls pocket money not salaries till they finish their term of services and move out from Okiya.
So you know now why Maiko or Geiko does not get paid ….

If girls quit at the middle…it means Okiya had paid for nothing.. actually they lost money.

If you are thinking to become a Maiko, please think well again not to quit at middle…

Thank you,’

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