Warriors At Hosoi Temple Theater

On Saturday morning, my friend Geisha Masumi Manamiko produced another one of her shows at the Temple Theater in Hosoi Ichiba. The show was entitled “Warriors In Old Japan” and as usual the setting was spectacular.

There were dancers from both the Yoshiwara Okiya and Nakanoshima Okiya.

Here are some excerpts from the program, “For centuries, Samurai have represented unfailing courage, imperturbable loyalty and internal harmony. The Samurai were a fearless and powerful force of fighting warriors, who came to rule Japan for over 600years from the 12th century. Their code of honor and swordsmanship have become world-famous and their exploits created many of the greatest legends in japan.”

“[The samurai] have been widely glorified in the popular culture and the Samurai history is a source of fascination for adults and children all over the world.”

Naturally, there was a full suit of samurai armor, an awesome reminder of the warrior spirit.

A Geisha show is about stories, music and dancing but in Second Life it is very much about the visual images.

The dancing begins.

A view of the audience and stage.

The story tellers included Alena, Murasaki and Geisha Komayo. Other performers included Atsui, Geisha Lian and Geisha Masumi.

I’m very proud of the work of Geisha Masumi. Her shows are among the finest from the Yoshiwara Okiya and I feel privileged to have participated in a number of her productions when I was an apprentice geisha.

About Yordie

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1 Response to Warriors At Hosoi Temple Theater

  1. Yordie sanThank you for capturing the beautiful show masumi san organized.DoumoGeisha Komayo


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