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Koyou

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Information
Geisha koyou 01.jpg
Geiko Koyou
Copyright Onihide
Romaji Koyou
Koyō
Kanji 小耀
Kana こよー
City Kyoto
District Gion Kobu
Okiya Hiroshimaya
廣島屋
Year Born c.1989
Audio Coming Soon
Kamon {{{9}}}

Koyou is currently a 4th year geiko working in the Gion Kobu district of Kyoto, Japan.


Contents

History

Born around 1989, Koyou's misedashi was July 7, 2005.[1] She became a geiko 3.5 years later, and had her erikae on December 16, 2008.[2] She is a tachikata geiko, with ties to the Hiroshimaya okiya of Gion Kobu. She became a jimae geiko on July 31, 2011. [3]


The mon of the Hiroshimaya okiya is the Ageha-Chou (Butterfly), which Koyou still uses on formal occasions.

Ageha-Chou Mon
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Relations

Accomplishments

  • Became a geiko in only 3.5 years
  • Tachikata Geiko
  • She became a jimae (independent) geiko on July 31,2011.[6]

References in Media

In Print

In Video


Select Images


Article Notes

Relevant Threads / Discussions

Image Archive of Koyou from 2005-present:

References

  1. http://bbs6.aimix-z.com/gbbs.cgi?room=rigeru11&page=60
  2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24146447@N04/3113293128/
  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomegoro/6023359839/
  4. http://floating-flowers.tumblr.com/sisters
  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewosbourn/3469310779/
  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomegoro/6023359839/

Image Credits

Geiko Koyou, July 2009 Photo Copyright Onihide
Geiko Koyou, July 2009 Photo Copyright Onihide
Geiko Koai, Maiko Koyoshi, Geiko Koyou, Geiko Kosuzu, and Maiko Kosen Photo Copyright Onihide
Maiko Koyou dancing in Onshukai, October 2008 Photo Copyright Onihide
Maiko Koyou dancing, May 2006 Photo Copyright emusing-emma
Maiko Koyou dancing with maiko Wakana, May 2006 Photo Copyright emusing-emma

Authors & Contributors

Author/s: Michelle Winberry (BikaBika (IG Username))

Contributors: n/a