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geisha-kai:  June 2014: maiko Katsune making a green tea (SOURCE) The green tea powder has to be whipped up with water in order to make a thick paste which can is ready to drink.

geisha-kai: “ June maiko Katsune making a green tea (SOURCE) The green tea powder has to be whipped up with water in order to make a thick paste which can is ready to drink.

Famous Mineko Iwasaki as Geiko. Eri-kae or "turning of the collar" is the stage when a maiko, after 4-5 years of training, become Geiko. During this period they sport a hairstyle called Sakkou and dance a special number called Kurokami ("Jet-black Hair").

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").

"A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile. Without its mysteries it cannot survive. I certainly wasn't born to the life of a geisha. Like so much in my strange life, I was carried there by the current." - Memoirs of a Geisha  Picture from my last (and unforgettable) trip to Japan

"A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile. Without its mysteries it cannot survive. I certainly wasn't born to the life of a geisha. Like so much in my strange life, I was carried there by the current." - Memoirs of a Geisha Picture from my last (and unforgettable) trip to Japan

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The finest Green tea in Kyoto is served from them, yet no one serves them. With her sisters, the Geisha are .

Erikae". Miyagawa-cho, Higashiyama area in Kyoto. November 17, 2011.  Photographer Teruhide Tomori of Flickr

Japan - Kyoto geiko "Erikae" of Miyagawa-cho. Photo by Teruhide Tomori

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