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The Geisha’s World

China huā liǔ jiè
Japan karyuukai
The Geisha’s World Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally means "Flower Willow World/Kingdom." In Japanese, this means "The Realm of the Geisha" or "World of the Geisha." I suppose there is a presumption that the Geisha are surrounded by flowers in their residence. In Chinese and Korean, this pretty much has colloquially come to mean "The Red Light District" or to refer to pimps, prostitutes and johns as a group.

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花柳界

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Japanese karyuukai / karyukai / かりゅうかい
The Geisha’s World Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese red-light district; pleasure quarters; world of the geisha; demimonde

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Geisha’s World花柳界karyuukai / karyukaihuā liǔ jiè
hua1 liu3 jie4
hua liu jie
hualiujie
hua liu chieh
hualiuchieh



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