Mineko Iwasaki

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Mineko Iwasaki


Born
in Kyoto, Japan
November 02, 1949

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Mineko Iwasaki (born Masako Tanaka) is a Japanese businesswoman, Geiko and author. Iwasaki was the most famous Japanese Geiko in Japan until her sudden publicized retirement at the age of 29. Known for her performances for various celebrity and royalty during her Geisha life, Iwasaki was also an established heir or atotori to her geisha house (Okiya) while she was just an apprentice.

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Geisha, a Life

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“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”
Mineko Iwasaki

“Cleaning is considered a vital part of the training process in all traditional Japanese disciplines and is a required practice for any novice. It is accorded spiritual significance. Purifying an unclean place is believed to purify the mind.”
Mineko Iwasaki, Geisha, a Life

“And we are not mountaintop sages who can live by consuming mist.”
Mineko Iwasaki, Geisha, a Life

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