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"Makiko with Fan" by John Paul Foster: Makiko poses with a fan, and you can just make out the crest of the Inoue School in the center of the fan. Of her artistic training in dance and music, Makiko says, "I was once told it does not matter whether I am good or bad. What is important is the spirit of wanting to learn."
Kimina, a geiko of Miyagawa-cho, looks out through the noren (curtain) of a restaurant across the street from her okiya.
In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, meaning "she who invites" is a Goddess of both Creation and Death, as well as the former wife of the God Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami. In Her story, Izanagi-no-Mikoto lamented the death of Izanami-no-Mikoto and undertook a journey to Yomi ("the shadowy land of the dead"). The story is wonderful, look it up!