Mikeno's story - Gion's most famous geisha. Fri, Jan 13 Still strikingly attractive at 56, she lives in retirement in Kyoto with her artist husband.
Mineko Iwasaki (岩崎 峰子, Iwasaki Mineko) also known as Mineko Iwasaki born Masako Iwasaki was the most famous geiko in Japan until her sudden publicized She later released her own autobiography titled Geisha of Gion (UK ) or not only did this never happen to her, but that no such custom ever existed in Gion.
Geisha (芸者) geiko (芸子), or geigi (芸妓) are Japanese women who entertain through performing the ancient traditions of art, dance and singing, and are distinctively characterized by their wearing of kimono and oshiroi makeup. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are not the Eastern equivalent of a A woman entering the geisha community does not have to begin as a maiko.