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Geisha (芸者?), Geiko (芸子) or Geigi (芸妓) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance.

The word consists of two kanji, 芸 (gei) meaning “art” and 者 (sha) meaning “person” or “doer”. The most literal translation of geisha into English would be “artist” or “performing artist”. Another name for geisha used in Japan is geiko (芸子), which is usually used to refer to geisha from Western Japan, including Kyoto.

 

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Geisha Umeha, the First Meeting – Miguel Michan

 

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Geisha - Nar-Amarth

 

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Geisha of Kyoto – Muldoooon

 

Historically, geisha often began the earliest stages of their training at a very young age, sometimes as early as at 3 or 5 years. The early shikomi (servant) and minarai (watching apprentice) stages of geisha training lasted years, which is significantly longer than in contemporary times.

 

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Geisha - Oliver050670

 

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Geisha Jenita - Lady-Lolita

 

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Geisha - Emu-Hotaru

 

Modern geisha still live in traditional geisha houses called okiya in areas called hanamachi (花街 “flower towns”), particularly during their apprenticeship. Many experienced geisha are successful enough to choose to live independently. The elegant, high-culture world that geisha are a part of is called karyūkai (花柳界 “the flower and willow world”). Before they disappeared the courtesans were the colorful “flowers” and the geisha the “willows” because of their subtlety, strength, and grace

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Geisha OO8 – EmbryonalBrain

 

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Birthday Geisha – Viccolatte

 

Before the twentieth century, geisha training began when a girl was around the age of four. Now, girls usually go to school until they are teenagers and then make the personal decision to train to become a geisha. Young women who wish to become geisha now most often begin their training after completing middle school, high school, or even college. Many women begin their careers in adulthood.

 

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Geisha - Ze Chouple

 

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Geisha - Mikemaihack

 

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Geisha - Drownsoda

 

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Geisha - Sprengben

 

Geisha still study traditional instruments: the shamisen, shakuhachi, and drums, as well as learning games, traditional songs, calligraphy, Japanese traditional dances, tea ceremony, literature, and poetry.Women dancers drawing their art from butō (a classical Japanese dance) were trained by the Hanayagi school, whose top dancers performed internationally. Ichinohe Sachiko choreographed and performed traditional dances in Heian court costumes, characterized by the slow, formal, and elegant motions of this classical age of Japanese culture in which geisha are trained.

 

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Geisha - WeedFairy

 

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Geisha - Konohazuku Jared

 

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+Geisha+ – Morbidou

 

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Geisha - Rensstocknstuff

 

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Geisha - Kushelirmel

 

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Geisha - Kuuan

 

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Geisha - Myhia

 

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Geisha - Fotomancer

 

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The Geisha – Xiuyuan

 

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Geisha - Moni158

 

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Geisha-Jenita- Lady Lolita

 

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Geisha -Takahiro – Hongmin

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