Substitution: I put the turtle in place of a man. Symbol: A turtle symbolizes longevity.
The Chinese discovered tea which purportedly lengthens life. Hence, Geisha posed for ceremony (or service). But wait. I guess that's another substitution because Geisha are historically Japanese. Hmmm. The turtle is, however, a Chinese box turtle.
In this case, she gives "a story I could dine on for the rest of my life."
under paint hen only