On October 3, 2023, three maikos celebrated their debut at the same time in Gion Higashi, a red-light district in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. It's unusual for three people to open a store from the same okiya at the same time, so they went around to greet each other with renewed determination, saying, ''I'm happy that the three of us can work together and be of help.''

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