A Documentary by Peter MacIntosh

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Sakai Kojiro
酒井 小次郎

Age 84. Born and raised in Kyoto’s Gion district. Fifth generation proprietor of “Ikuokaya” – a traditional hair ornament shop.

Mieko
美恵子

An 82 year-old geiko (Kyoto term for geisha) from Kyoto’s Miyagawa-cho district.

Haruno
春乃

A former geiko and proprietress of the Harutomi ochaya (teahouse) in the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto.

Miehina
美恵雛

A maiko in the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto.

Toshiharu
とし陽

A former maiko/geiko from the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto.

Horikiri Shuji
堀切修嗣

An Otokoshi (dresser) in Kyoto’s Miyagawa-cho.

Komomo
小桃

A geiko in the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto.

Umechika
梅智賀

A geiko from the Kamishichiken district of Kyoto.

Ichiwaka
市和佳

A maiko from Kyoto’s Gion district.

Mamefuku
豆福

A geiko and entrepreneur from Kyoto’s Gion district.

Fukuwaka
冨久若

A former geiko from the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto.

 

Title: Real Geisha Real Women
Running time: 52 min.