Yoshiwara Geisha Performance

Last night I went to a geisha performance presented by the Yoshiwara okiya. It was the first geisha show I’ve ever seen and it included maiko, minarai and full geisha performers. It was a very visual experience and the show focused on the American Labor Day celebration. I shot several photos of the ladies in their performance.

I’ve been thinking a lot about becoming geisha. It might seem simple enough if you don’t consider the level of commitment required. In addition, I am shall we say, not a young woman and the notion of becoming a maiko is a role I’m not sure I’d be comfortable with, especially the traditional white makeup and so forth. I enjoy being Yordie Sands and living in her skin, and I’m also a westerner with habits that would be difficult to change. Nonetheless, I am fascinated with the geisha way and am continuing my study.

Photo of Sayuri and Mameha in scene from Memoirs of a Geisha.

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm active on Twitter. I'm a U.S. Air Force veteran. I'm a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games, including an avatar in Second Life. I wrote the sci-fi novel, The Temporal Expeditions.
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2 Responses to Yoshiwara Geisha Performance

  1. Yordie Sands says:

    Cool Kim… I’m being drawn into this whole thing like a moth to a flame… I’ll definitely take you up on exploring. Hugzzz, Yordie


  2. Kimala says:

    Yordie -Your explorations are so incredible! I will most definitely take you up on your offer to tour some Japanese sims. I found one Giesha school this weekend but it was empty and locked. Next time we are both in-world – I would love to have some exploring time with you :)Good luck with your quest!Kim


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