Shigyoshiki 2014 - Shigyoshiki is a ceremony at the beginning of every year,where maiko and geiko who have earned the most money and worked hardest are commended for their work. The ranking is as follows:
Most earned hanadai (Baika Shourei Shou) for maiko:
#2 Ayatsuki, Umeyakko
#2 Yukichou, Ayame
#5 Mamechizu, Katsuyuki
(on the pictures:Umeyakko,Ayana,Ayatsuki/Umeyakko and Ayana/Ayatsuki)
Shigyoshiki is the annual (traditional) opening ceremony in Kyoto that marks the start of another year for Kyoto’s Geiko and Maiko. Geiko and Maiko gather in their local hanamachi wearing formal black kimono and renew their vows for the new year. Following the ceremony, the Maiko and Geiko visit the local tea houses and business establishments to wish the start of an auspicious and prosperous new year.