Memoir of modern-day geisha

Gaouette, Nicole
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/9/99, Vol. 91 Issue 51, p12
Examines the training of modern-day geishas in Japan. Traditions cast aside by furisode, or geishas; Geishas in the entertainment district of Asakusa; Geisha schools; Traits of applicants to be geishas; Handling pushy customers; Nature of geisha work; Pay for being a geisha; Number of geisha stables in Asakusa; Impact of the recession on demand for geishas; Appeal of the work; Conveying Japanese traditions.


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