Geisha - New World Encyclopedia - Apprentis geisha
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Get a glimpse behind the scenes of today’s maiko and hangyoku (apprentice geisha in Tokyo). In Kyoto, maiko (dancing girls) are apprentice geiko (the Kyoto term for geisha), while in Tokyo, hangyoku“(half jewels) refers to apprentice geisha. Both geiko and geisha mean something. Culture Trip follows Tokyo high-school graduate Sachika as she goes about the business of being an apprentice geisha in modern Japan – all.