Retrieved January 4, Before they disappeared , the courtesans were the colourful "flowers" and the geisha the " willows " because of their subtlety, strength, and grace. The first geishas were men, entertaining customers waiting to see the most popular and gifted courtesans oiran. Retrieved September 3, A growing number of geisha have complained to the authorities about being pursued down the street and tugged on the sleeves of their kimonos by groups of tourists keen to take their photograph. Retrieved 21 August When she becomes a fully fledged geisha her collar will turn from red to solid white.
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Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Inside and other short fiction: The geisha name also lost some status during this time because prostitutes began referring to themselves as "geisha girls" to American military men. During the period of the Allied occupation of Japan , local women called "Geisha girls" worked as prostitutes. Retrieved July 23,