Today’s article is about “Geisha”.
You may have heard the word, but almost all of foreigners do not know what it is, exactly. (In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha)
Geisha , geiko or geigi are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance, games and conversation, mainly to entertain male customers.
In Japan, there are some town which in called “hanamachi”. And it is not easy to commute “ochaya” because we need someone who already commute the ochaya. By the way, ochaya is a place where geisha and maiko belong to.
Girls who want to be geisha need to belong ochaya and be taught a lot of etiquette by her senior.
Nowadays, some travel agent offer tour which you could play with geisha without any introduction. However, it is still difficult to be familiar with specific geisha.