A Geisha (Geiko) was trained in the performing arts of song, dance, and musical performance. They also performed the Japanese tea ceremony, serving drinks and food, provided conversation and companionship (not sexual), as well as playing various games with their clients. In ancient times a girl might be as young as 12 years old when she would start training. In Kyoto, they do not say "Geisha" but they call them "Geiko." The process once a girl is accepted and she becomes a Maiko. She will apprentice for four to five years before becoming a Geiko.