Category: Fukagawa hangyoku – interview

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Hangyoku Henshin Diary

10th of December 2017 An once in a lifetime experience 7:30 Me and my friends met up at our dorm and started traveling to Asakusa station. It was still a bit dark outside and the degree was only around 5-7 Celcius. However, our group had managed to wake up on time for the trip and...

16th May 202016th May 2020by
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What is “Hangyoku” ?

The full-fledged geisha is called “ippon” and the fledgling geisha is called “hangyoku” (半玉). The word Hangyoku translates to ‘half jewel’ as they were paid half as much as their fully-fledged Geisha colleagues. This is also another label for those who are still in training to be a professional entertainer. However, nowadays, the charge for “hangyoku”(the regular name...

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