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a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing

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Trained in several traditional instruments, including shamisen (three-string Japanese lute), and specialised in yokobue (flute), she received permission to play the flute at banquets from her teacher some time after she became a geisha while still learning from senior geishas and taking music exams in university.
My interest was first peaked in 1997 by Memoirs Of A Geisha. A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, I read this book first time around when it was published 21 years ago and at the time I was struck by how the author had been able to create such an incredibly beautiful book.
Women who do ham it up for photos are likely to be tourists dressed up as geishas.
Spa owner Shizuka Bernstein, a Tokyo native married to an American, has been offering what she calls the Geisha Facial for about five years.
Dawn went from one extreme to another as she travelled to Japan to live with geishas, who have a strict no-sex rule.
Apprentice geishas called Meikos from the Festival of Japan organisation performed the ceremony all day.
Geisha and male competitiveness are put under a comedic microscope to edifying, amusing but diminishing effect in contempo Nipponese comedy "Maiko Haaaan!!!" Underlining the fact most Japanese are as shut out of the geisha world as the Western auds who flocked to "Memoirs of a Geisha," pic takes a lighthearted look at the indigenous male's obsession with the national icon.
MEMOIRS Of A Geisha (pounds 19.99) looks so beautiful it earned cinematographer Dion Beebe an Oscar at this year's Academy Awards.
It's holding a competition for the most authentic-looking geisha. It's open to anyone-male or female - who can capture the image of those enigmatic escorts.
That white face paint is apparently so that in the days before electricity, people could see how pretty the geishas were in candlelight.
Be inspired by the geishas' artistic flair when arranging the features - the aim is to create an atmosphere of timelessness and tranquility with a hint of mystery about it.
For centuries Japanese geishas have used processed bird droppings to lighten and smooth their skin.
I always thought that geishas were Japanese, but apparently you folks decided to change their country of origin to China.