Remember, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word "geisha" means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art.
Blanket of snow covers Tokyo - Japanese women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall as they attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day, Jan. Youths across Japan are honoured with special coming-of-age ceremonies when they reach the age of