Today mail delivered me the copy of Kyo-maiko in the 6 quarters of Kyoto.
6?! But there's only 5 flower towns in Kyoto!
Yes, you are correct, but this book has pictures of the beautiful tayuus of Shimabara and counts it as one of the flower towns. Shimabara still has two working teahouses that have tayuus, who entertain people (but not on their backs anymore).
Kyo-maiko in 6 quarters of Kyoto