Yuki Morgan
Born in Kyoto as Yuki Kato, she later received the Catholic name, Theresa. As a Gion geisha, she was known as "Kokyu no Sekka" and became famous through her marriage to an American financial magnate, George Denison Morgan and her consequent entry into the wealthy Morgan family. In order to step down as a geisha, she paid what was then an astronomical sum of 40,000 yen. In 1904, she left for America with her husband and later lived in France for an extended period of time, where she became a favorite in Parisian social circles. In 1916, her husband passed away, but it was not until 1938 that she returned to Japan, where she spent her remaining years as a devout Catholic in Kyoto's Murasakino.