Geisha’s are entertainers, and they are trained vigorously in art, music and dancing. If you translate Geisha into English, you get artist. Being a true Geisha is an honor to the girls, who when they become full-fledged Geisha’s are then called geiko. If a girl begins her training to be a geisha before she is 21, she is called a maiko Author: Eliza Knight. Nov 13, 2016 · Geisha girls, w ith their porcelain painted faces, scarlet red lips and exquisite Kimono are the ultimate iconic symbol of Japans devotion to tradition, elegance and etiquette. Referred t o as the “Flower and Willow World”, this almost secret society of the Geisha is one of the oldest yet most mysterious professions in Japan. Although there is still much about them we might never learn.
GEISHA In their lifetimes, most Japanese people never meet a geisha (GAY-shah), a woman trained to provide lighthearted company and entertainment to men. Yet to many outsiders, the geisha is a symbol of Japanese culture. 12 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Geisha. If you're familiar with Japanese culture, I bet that you've heard the term "geisha." But do you really know what it actually means? Here are 12 facts about geisha that you probably didn't know!Author: Sakowako.Yum.
Young girls were sold into the geisha life by their families until the mid-20th century and were often subject to the ritual of 'mizu-age,' whereby their virginity was sold to the highest bidder. Such practices were eradicated after World War II and the geisha profession went into a steady decline.