The maiko Fukuharu dancing. Her outift is so wonderful! I do love the associaton with the black obi and the light purple kimono, so perfect! *w* This obi is one of my favorite obi of the Okatome okiya. (Source1 , Source2)
The okaansan and geiko Mameji of Arai okiya just publish a book. It’s available only in japanese here. I assume that it’s about her geisha life :D I thought that you may be interested (Source1, Source2)
“Our house has a cat… and we always play with him before the ozashiki [party rooms] start… A lot of okiya [geisha houses] keep dogs or cats. Since we live together we become like a family, and I guess the pets become kind of like substitute children – it sometimes seems as if they are more important than the maiko [apprentices] and geiko [geisha]!”
From “A geisha’s journey: my life as a Kyoto apprentice” by Komomo, first published in 2008, page 70.