Great post Eliza! I had been curious about the lives of a Geisha before and this was a wonderful learning post. Thanks for sharing! Fantastic info!! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the recent Geisha movie. I found it both heartbreaking and beautiful.
An Inside Peek at Kyoto’s Secretive Geisha Culture
By Martha De Lacey. As early as late s Japan there have been 'female entertainers' hosting gatherings, pouring sake and offering company to men. Known as 'saburuko' - translated as 'serving girls' - some of these women sold sexual services, while others simply hosted high-class occasions.
Geisha Photo Gallery There are several misconceptions about the job and position of the Japanese geisha. One of these is that geisha are prostitutes. Nothing could be further from the truth. The word 'geisha' means 'artist' and they are highly respected, professional women trained from girlhood in conversation, traditional Japanese dance, singing and playing the shamisen a string instrument , in order to lend an atmosphere of chic and gaiety to professional or social gatherings of men.