geisha

Geisha the beauty beyond the time

Definition The word Geisha is composed by two kanji 芸妓. The first one means arts and the second one means person.   liahati.blogspot.jp/ Literally, it could be translated as, artist or person who devotes her life to arts and entertainment. Origin   dr-yokai.blogspot.jp/ It is believed that Geisha rose from one of the most ancient…

The Life of a Maiko: An Apprentice Geisha

Handing down traditions from one generation to the next is a very difficult task with the constantly changing society. You might have heard of “geisha,” the famous Japanese female entertainers in Japan. But have you ever noticed their apprentice?   japantours-switzerland.com/ They almost have the same job., but Maiko are normally 15-20 years of age…

4 Traditional Instruments Commonly Used by Geisha

Besides other traditional arts like poetry writing and reciting, flower arrangement, tea ceremony and calligraphy, geisha are also expected to be adept at elegant song and dance. They were trained musicians and artists who brought refined and tasteful entertainment to clients. 1. Shamisen 三味線 jp.fotolia.com/ The shamisen, an Okinawan string instrument similar to a small-bodied…

Be guided around the ancient capital of Japan: Three Recommended Tours in Kyoto

Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan, where the centre of government sat for hundreds of years. Kyoto is steeped in history, culture and architecture which is truly breathtaking. Kyoto is one of the top travel destinations for tourists in Japan, however, some people find it difficult to navigate. Public transport relies more on buses…

How to Look like a Geisha Step By Step

Getting to Know the Geisha A geisha is a traditional Japanese female entertainer or companion for men who’s well-trained. Most of them starts to train as young as 4 years old before becoming a geisha. jp.fotolia.com/ However, modern geishas nowadays pursue going to school first until they reach teenagers’ stage then decide then on if…

Experience Geisha lifestyle: 4 recommended studios in Kyoto

When we think about Japan one of the images that will come to our minds, is most likely Geisha. They are masters in the art of entertainment. As an icon of ancient and modern Japan, Geisha is one of the most exotic and unique figures, not only to foreigners, but also to many Japanese as…

How to Meet Real Geishas in Japan

It is no doubt that many people are curious to know the appearance of a real Geisha. In Japan, Geishas can be found in Kyoto. Geishas, the ladies with white painted face, wearing a beautiful kimono and walking elegantly are rare and unique thing that people may seldom to see in their daily life. So,…

3 Non-Creepy Handmade Japanese Dolls to Add to the Collection

I have always been attracted to Japanese dolls. They are not only very sophisticated but are also intricately made by Japanese artists. The dolls reflect the Japanese culture with their elaborately-designed Kimonos and their pale white complexion. What’s unique about these dolls is that they are handmade and it can take up to 1-2 years…

3 Reasons To Visit Kyoto

Have you decided which place to go to on your first trip to Japan? Read the three reason why Kyoto is the best place for all the first-timers and make sure to reserve your trip right away! 1. Home of 17 Unesco Heritage Sites Kyoto has 14 Unesco Heritage Sites and it’s located nearby cities…

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Experience the Japanese Movie and Anime fantasy world!

Toei Kyoto Studio Park (東映太秦映画村), also known as Kyoto movie land, is a must visit spot for every Japanese movie and anime fans. The studio which has been operating from 1975, is currently the biggest studio in Japan (approximately 36,000 square meters!) and the only studio which also operates as a theme park. The initial…