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.
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.”
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 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.