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Inside a Geisha’s World
I’ve always considered the life of a Geisha as a fascinating existence. Shrouded in mystery to the majority of outsiders, the ancient profession is an art form that many say is impossible to master. When I was lucky enough to travel in Japan I would roam the alleyways of Kyoto to catch as many glimpses as possible of their elegant outfits as they shuffled back and forth from school carrying shamisen or shakuhachi instruments. Geisha literally translates as ‘entertainer’ and is an occupation that was originally founded to promote independence and self-sufficiency of Japanese women who perform musical recitals, poetry, serve tea, dance or simply engage a customer in conversation while maintaining an aura of elegance.
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