Oiran-dochu #7 - Asakusa, Tokyo The apperanace is a little similar, so that misunderstanding is reasonable. "Geisha" is basically the entertainer who play the instuments, sing and dance. But "oiran" is top class prostitute, some oiran girls could play the insturuments, but the main function was prostitution. Just for your reference, as for the face make-up, oiran's one is closer "kabuki's one" than "geisha"s one.
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