Lady Kaga Redux: The Geisha Konoha (Explored) (by Rekishi no Tabi) Pictured here is the geisha Konoha (小乃葉) from the Yamanaka Onsen in Kanazawa. Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, which used to be the castle town of the Maeda clan’s fief of Kaga, had a tourism promotion called “Lady Kaga”, featuring the geisha of the area.
A Hangyoku (Young Geisha) holding a Kumade or "Lucky Charm Rake", which are sometimes styled to resemble cypress-slat fans, as here. The Otafuku mask or “Goddess of Mirth” is generally attached to help rake in happiness and prosperity. Kumade are sold at Tori-no-Ichi Festivals that are held in November, throughout Japan. The largest of the Tori-no-Ichi Festivals are in Tokyo.