- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...> wrote:
>Dalby mentions that in her book--she also mentions that those geisha were male.
> Noble Cousins!
> Greetings from Solveig! Apparently, geisha referring to traveling
> entertainers first appears in a work by Saikaku (1642-1693).
--Ki no Kotori
- Of possible interest is the film "Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna)." It unfortunately is not currently available on DVD, but you may be able to rent the VHS version.
If you aren't weeping copiously into your sleeves over this one you have no soul.
Saionji no Hanae