I’ve never viewed my time at the Yoshiwara Okiya (geisha house) as an apprentice geisha as roleplay. I know that sounds odd but I always associated roleplay with adventuring and shoot-em-up. But as I’m discovering, my time as a member of the okiya was definitely a roleplay activity.
On Monday night, I took Tak on a tour of my former okiya at Little Yoshiwara on the Milarepa sim. For those who don’t know, LY is located adjacent to my garden on the western side. So, since LY is a roleplay sim, we dressed for the occasion and then strolled over. Interestingly, I fell into my role from almost at once and begin speaking in the way that only the geisha speak, and weaving my own presentation of the floating world of the geisha.
These roles felt so easy for both of us that Tak observed that we could easily slip into our own form of geisha and samurai roleplay anytime we like. And I realized that with Little Yoshiwara so close, with it’s many opportunities to join in activities, this would be extremely convenient. Also, with my friends at the Nakanoshima okiya at the Hosoi sim group, we could blend right in there as well. I think these possibility have opened both Tak & I to a seamless way to begin our roleplaying in Second Life.
In fact, with my past history as an apprentice geisha, I can begin easily constructing a history that has depth and consistency. I’m going to create a new label for the articles to follow, “Geisha/Samurai Roleplay”.
Also, I have decided to add tabs to this blog, one of which will be the stories of our geisha & samurai roleplay. More on this later.