Hanayo (花代, Nakajima Hanayo, born 1970) is a Japanese musician and artist. She is known for her playful and subversive artwork, often deeply
rooted in Japanese culture.
In 1989 Hanayo began training as a junior geisha in Tokyo, publishing an account of the experience in her 1991 book, Oshakuchan No. 1. Together
with Japanese noise musicians Masami Akita (Merzbow) and Masaya Nakahara (Violent Onsen Geisha) she formed the band
Muscats in 1992.
Her most recent project is the Berlin-based band Wooden Veil.