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11 Dec 2023

Japan's Geishas Innovate to Preserve Fading Cultural Tradition

Once numbering 80,000 in the 1920s, only 1,000 geishas remain in Japan today. They face declining interest as Japanese society favors informal hostess bars and youth are less willing to undertake rigorous traditional training. Managers like Suzuki Takeshi of geisha unions express concern about the loss of this cultural touchstone. [Source](