A quick question on the romanization of a maiko's name. For 市結 of Katsumi okiya in Pontocho I have seen: Ichiyu, Ichiyuu, and Ichiyui. Which one is correct?
The correct spelling is either Ichiyū or Ichiyuu as the bar across the “u” in the first spelling denotes that there should be a second “u” after the first one. Ichiyui would be the most likely way to say her name if you didn’t know how to pronounce the kanji as it’s most often seen as “yui.” In this case the Katsumi okasan decided that it should be pronounced as “yū/yuu” and not “yui”.