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Kyomai or Kyoto style maiko dance, Mai is one of these types of dances from Western Japan, that is influenced by Noh theater. Kyomai is the distinctive Kyoto version of this, expressing courtly gestures of the Tokugawa period. Odori is another type of Japanese traditional dance that grew out of Kabuki theater. These performances by maiko and geisha are a popular event at the Miyako Odori held every spring, for the colorful kimono, staging and Kyomai mannered song and dance.
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