Hiroshi Inoue

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Geisha establishments begin wooing women

Apr 9, 2013

Geisha establishments begin wooing women

Faced with flagging demand from their usual customer base of wealthy male patrons, a number of establishments employing traditional geisha entertainers are enthusiastically courting interest in their services from women. Last summer, Hamacho, a “ryotei” (traditional high-class restaurant) in Kochi, began offering a women-only ...