In the Media

Sayuki has been getting a lot of attention from different media since her debut as a geisha. Her activities have been featured in newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows.

First foreign geisha opens kimono store

Sayuki debuted in 2007 as the first white geisha in Japanese history in the Asakusa district and worked as a geisha for more than three years. Now she has put her knowledge of kimono into play by opening her own kimono shop. Sayuki no Kimonoya”has all kinds of new and recycled kimono available  for men and women, but will be especially helpful for people who have never worn kimono before and do not know how to wear it. Sayuki has introduced one of the secrets of the geisha world into her shop – a special obi that looks beautiful but is very easy to put on. At the shop we […]

Fukushima – Japanese geisha, 85, vows to continue performing in tsunami-hit home town

Chikano Fujima, who lost home in disaster, says she will stay in Kamaishi to help keep tradition alive. Justin McCurry in Osaka Geisha prepare to perform for guests. Chikano Fujima has promised to keep the tradition alive in Kamaishi. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian An elderly geisha who lost her house and possessions in the Japanese tsunami has vowed to perform again in her ruined hometown, turning down an offer of temporary shelter far from the disaster zone. Chikano Fujima, 85, is the last remaining geisha in Kamaishi, a town in Iwate prefecture that was badly damaged by the disaster. More than 9,800 people – almost a quarter of […]