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Tayu no dochu

***Tayu is also known as oiran.
A type of high-class prostitute of the Edo period (1600-1868). The word oiran refers to a certain class of yujo (licenced prostitute) in the Yoshiwara brothel and entertainment district of Edo (now Tokyo). Oiran entertained their clients in well-appointed zashiki (sitting rooms) and often had several attendants to see to their personal needs. A common sight in Yoshiwara was the oiran dochu, public procession of oiran clad in their finest kimono and accompanied by their attendants.
--- " oiran ". Japan : an illustrated encyclopedia. Tokyo, Kodansha, 1993, p. 1134.

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