On August 1, 2023, the summer event "Hassaku", where geisha and maiko in Kyoto express their gratitude to their masters of performing arts and teahouses, was held in Kyoto's entertainment district. In the Gion area of Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward, geisha and maiko dressed in black crests crisscrossed the streets in the harsh summer heat, bowing their heads respectfully at the places they visited.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.