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  The Geisha of Gion Tuesday 15 October 2002  
Mineko Iwasaki
The Geisha with her white and flawless skin and delicate rosebud mouth epitomises the Japanese ideal of feminine beauty.

However the price she pays for this perfection is high. Nearly every aspect of her life is regimented by strict rules and traditions - from her dress to her make-up, even the correct way to open a door!
Mineko Iwasaki is the first Geisha to speak out about her life, and she joins Jenni.

Immortal Geisha: lives and tradition of Japanese Geish

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