11 Little-Known Facts About Japan | japan facts
The first geisha were actually men!
Yes, it's true!. The male Geisha were known as Honko and would dance for their clients in bars, restaurants, and the Geisha staple. Many people believe that Geisha were prostitutes, but this is actually quite far from their true occupation. Geisha actually means "person of the arts". They were expert musicians, dancers and amusing story-tellers who liked to touch upon taboo subjects. link