Kotoha is now retired but she is always famous in Gion Kobu. So…
Kotoha have her misedashi in unknown date in the debut of December. In this time the Tama okiya, her okiya, isn’t very famous it’s important to know this information. The geiko Suzuha is her One-san. Her name means “the cutting harp”.
Rapidly, very rapidly, Suzuha and Kotoha become very famous. Their incomes were the most important of all the geishas of Gion Kobu. Her impact on the popularity of its okiya is still present today. In Gion, if you say “Tama okiya” everyone will be the topic of conversation.
Her maiko stage is shorter, nearly three years. She become geiko the 10 December 2008. She has the One-san of the maiko Yasuha (now jikata), the maiko Fukuha (now jikata if I don’t say a mistake) and the retired maiko Manaha.
For her geiko stage she have a “patron” or a “sponsor” as you like. It is a big japanese company. In a japanese company it’s a little bit a tradition to be a “sponsor” of a famous geisha. This company bought for her a kimono and obi or a new kanzashi (ornaments in hair). Kotoha receive a lot of kanzashi and three prescious sets (obi+kimono). For say you her fame.
But now the famous Kotoha is retired. It’s not sad, I think she want to past an a another step in her life. I hope she is happy in her life!
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