Famous Mineko Iwasaki as Geiko. Eri-kae or "turning of the collar" is the stage when a maiko, after years of training, become Geiko. During this period they sport a hairstyle called Sakkou and dance a special number called Kurokami ("Jet-black Hair").
Empress Dowager Cixi. A woman and leader ahead of her time. Had a man taken the actions this woman took to protect her power, legacy & country it would hardly illicit a reaction. As it is Cixi (Tsu-Hsi) has been demonized & vilified through the decades. Only now are we beginning to re-evaluate her place in Modern China's history.
Japan foreign trade council international essay competition 2013 The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 International Student Essay Contest received submissions from. An international panel of ten expert.
Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, which used to be the castle town of the Maeda clan's fief of Kaga, is having a tourism promotion called "Lady Kaga", featuring the geisha of the area. Pictured here is the geisha Konoha (小乃葉) from the Yamanaka Onsen.