Survival of Geisha
"The number of Geisha has been declining for primarily two reasons.
First, the training to become a geisha is long and rigorous.
Second, the variance in levels of Geisha, as far as cost,
has all but disappeared.
Geisha have become an elite group and have therefore
become very expensive. Fewer and fewer men are willing
to pay the high cost of a Geisha when other entertainers
*Tokyo, June 12th 2006