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Spring 2019: Europe

Tweet 🇯🇵 GEISHAS COMING IN EUROPE 👘🍵 Dear Network and friends of the Fukagawa Geishas, We would like to share with you news about our next trip to Europe ! Four geishas will be visiting Europe from Fukagawa, the oldest geisha district in Japan and the origin where female geisha began. One of them is Sayuki, the first white woman to become a geisha. ——– After our successful trip to Italy last year, we are invited this spring in Prague in the 1st week of April and Bellinzona, Switzerland from April 10-14. We are looking for any other countries who would like to invite us before or after those dates. ——– We […]

Careers in Language Interview with Sayuki the Geisha

Tweet Geisha are one of the most powerful symbols of Japan, full of beauty, grace, and mystery. It’s almost as mysterious to native Japanese as it is to foreigners and catching a glimpse of a Geisha is quite exciting no matter who you are. We chatted with Sayuki , who was born in Melbourne, about how she became the first Caucasian geisha! She first went to Japan at the age of 15 on a private exchange. “ I was accepted to a three month exchange program between city children and remote areas in Australia. When I saw there was an exchange to Japan that was longer and even more different […]

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Chinese Newspaper Article

Tweet Chinese Students Studying Geisha Culture Chinese Newsletter (Reporter Zhang Shi) Geisha (Japanese: 芸妓, 芸), also known as geisha, is a unique female performing arts worker in Japan, born in Tokyo and Osaka in the 17th century. The first geishas were all males, and they traveled outside the capital of Kyomachi. They were commonly known as towns and towns. They used to perform dances and musical instruments mainly in brothels and entertainment venues. Sayuki, the geisha culture lecturer. Here she applies the geisha make up to the student’s face. In the middle of the 18th century, the geisha profession was gradually replaced by women. This tradition has been inherited ever since […]