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Geisha - One Minute Essential Knowledge - Knowledge Platter
Geisha (芸者), geiko (芸子), or geigi (芸妓) are Japanese women who study the ancient tradition of art, dance and singing, and are distinctively characterized by traditional costumes and makeup. Contrary to popular belief, geishas are not the Eastern equivalent of the prostitute; a misconception originating in the West due to interactions with oiran, whose traditional dress is similar to that of geisha.