As long as a student-geisha (maiko) loses her virginity and become a woman, she was not considered a geisha. But it was the only moment in the life of a geisha, when she provided sexual services to customers on a mandatory basis. Maiko had no idea about this aspect of relationships with men, therefore the right of the first night cost extremely expensive and the customer for this purpose was selected with great care. After the procedure, she ceased to be a maiko and becomes in her own right geisha, having from now right to have a special hairstyle.
The make-up is an entire ritual. Crimson lipstick is applied to half of the lips, giving them a seductive shape. The strip of not whitewash painted skin remains along the hairline, creates the illusion that she is wearing a mask. A piece of skin not shaded in the place where it peeks out from under the kimono on the back emphasizes the sensuality of naked neck.
The most valuable assets of a geisha has always been her kimonos. First-class geisha has at least 22 of them. Made of the finest silk, each of them is worth several thousand dollars.
After a rite of passage, geisha began to work independently. Clients pay the time spent in the society of beauty. From the very beginning of her career, a geisha created a reputation that was necessary to maintain.
Very often, geisha has a patron called "Dunn" with whom she spent most of her working time. Dunn should contain a woman (which is not an easy burden - the price of a kimono alone rather exorbitant), as well as contribute to the growth of her popularity. Often the patron has children by her, of which he takes care as well.