Sayuki - 紗幸

Who is Sayuki?

Want to book a geisha? Find out how here. For the first time in the 400-year history of the geisha, a Westerner has been accepted, and she made her debut as a geisha under the name Sayuki on December 19, 2007. Sayuki is specialized in social anthropology, a subject which requires anthropologists to actually experience the subject they are studying by participating in the society themselves. Sayuki started in Asakusa with anthropological fieldwork in mind. But after the first year she asked for, and received, permission […]
Sayuki - 紗幸

How to call a geisha

How to call a geisha Previously in the flower and willow world it was necessary to have an introduction or one couldn’t get into a tea-house. Now you can book from your hotel and Sayuki will make the arrangements for you. There are basically two ways to call geisha: 1. Call a geisha out from Asakusa You can call Sayuki and other Asakusa geisha out from Asakusa to have dinner with you anywhere in Tokyo (as long as it is a nice restaurant suitable for geisha!). […]
Sayuki - 紗幸

What is a geisha?

Geisha are traditional entertainers of Japanese arts and music specializing in Japanese dance, singing, and a variety of instruments including hand drum, shoulder drum, shamisen or Japanese flute. They train throughout their lives, are very highly skilled, and some of the older geisha are even “living national treasures”, the highest status of artist in Japan. Geisha under the age of 20 or so are called maiko in southern Japan, and hangyoku in northern Japan. After a year of preparation, new geisha debut either as hangyoku or […]
New blog on wattention
Sayuki has been writing a new blog on For now she has written two articles. One of them is All about geisha banquets and Life inside the Flower and Willow World.
Niseko Geisha poster
Geisha In Niseko
You can also view this contents in different languages »  THE GEISHA BANQUET For centuries, geisha have been traditional entertainers of Japanese arts and music. Today, true geishas are extremely elusive and it is normally impossible to attend their banquets without a formal introduction. Niseko is the only ski resort in Japan with genuine geisha, including Satyuki, the first white geisha in Japanese history. You can enjoy a traditional banquet with geisha at a Japanese restaurant, or the geisha can come to you at your ski […]