The koto (箏) | a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument, similar to the Chinese zheng, the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan. Photo by Stéphane Barbery
I find Geishas incredibly beautiful. Geisha literally means art. They have to train from young to master the many different forms of art, for instance making traditional Japanese tea, playing an instrument like a Shamisen, dancing and being an entertainer. I hate how almost everyone pictures a Geisha as a prostitute. Not all Geishas sleep with their customers to make money.