Lets make some questions to Sayuki, the very first western geisha in the world. Let’s discover her amazing and magic life. You debuted as a geisha in 2007 (in the Asakusa district) under the name of Sayuki. Can you please tell us when you decided to become a geisha and why? I got my doctorate in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and then commenced lecturing in Japanese Studies and directing and working on television programs for broadcasters like BBC, NHK, National Geographic Channel etc. I proposed a program about geisha that would be a real look at the geisha world about the time that “Memoirs of a Geisha” was planned to be […]
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.
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 and […]
Geisha are some of the most iconic figures of traditional Japanese culture and yet remain cloaked in a veil of mystery and strict etiquette. We spoke with Sayuki, Japan’s first foreign geisha to find out about her daily life and learn more about her unique profession Interview by Bunny Bissoux At a recent banquet things got so wild that we had to keep covering the trainee geisha’s eyes! What is your typical day like? Normally, I correspond with customers in the morning, practice or do classes in the afternoon, and do banquets when I have bookings in the evening. I am a flute specialist and do classes at different times […]