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Hanaikusa / 花いくさ is Japanese drama series. The story is based on the autobiography of the famous retired geisha Mineko Iwasaki, who was one of the sources for Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha. Mineko, a young maiko (apprentice geisha) in the Gion district of Kyoto.

Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast date: Autumn 2007

Inoue Mao as Mineko
Nakamura Toru
Hazuki Riona
Toda Naho
Natori Yuko

One Comment

  1. Bianca Bianca

    I can’t wait to watch this!
    All the more that Mao Inoue is in it.
    I have read Arthur Golden’s book, Memoirs of a Geisha that was made into a movie. A glimpse on Chiyo/Saiyuri’s life played by Zhang Zi Yi captivated me in such a way that I understood the true meaning of “geisha.”

    Mineko Iwasaki as one of the famous retired geisha brings inspiration to the women of the new generation.

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