Buyo or Nippon Buyo/Nihon Buyo is a traditional Japanese performing art, a mixture of dance and pantomime, which emerged in the early Edo period (early 17th century) from earlier traditions.
While performed independently by specialists, it is particularly conspicuous as the style of dancing performed by geisha.
Japanese Classical Dance
The Japanese Dance Association, Inc "What is nihon buyo?"
Nihon Buyo Foundation
Nihon Buyo delights UK Audiences - May 16, 2005
Tachibana School of Nihon Buyo