Geisha. Traditional, female Japanese entertainers perform various Japanese arts Geisha means ‘art’. History. 1688-1704 Geisha: Serving purpose Geishas who performed art ( 藝能 ) vs. The Yoo Nyos ( 遊女 ) 1940, Geisha houses became illegal. Geisha became popular among Westerners
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Traditional, female Japanese entertainers
perform various Japanese arts
Geisha means ‘art’
Japan’s No.1 Geisha
Started training when 5 years old
Became Geisha 15
Age 21, earned reputation as Japan’s best dancer and best Geisha
Entertained Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles from UK
Retire at the age 29
Book, Memoirs of a Geisha
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