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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.
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    • Other entertainment occupations 

    • Terms 

    • Origins 

    • 18th-century emergence of the geisha 

    • Geisha in the 19th century to present day 

    • Pre-war and wartime geisha 

    • Post-war geisha 

    • Regional {{lang|ja-Latn|hanamachi}} 

    • Stages of training 

    • Women in geisha society 

    • Geisha and sex work 

    • "Geisha (Gee-sha) girls" 

    • {{lang|ja-Latn|Mizuage}} 

    • Non-Japanese geisha 

    • Public performances 

    • Arts 

    • Maiko 

    • Films about geisha 

    • Video games featuring geisha