Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 10:48 am

What Is A Geisha? Fun Facts


Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 10:48 am

What Is A Geisha? Fun Facts


Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Geisha (also “geiko” or “geigi” in traditional dialect) are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses, often at tea houses, and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games. Traditionally, Geisha began their training at a very young age. Some girls were bonded to geisha houses (okiya) as...

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Geisha (also “geiko” or “geigi” in traditional dialect) are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses, often at tea houses, and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games. Traditionally, Geisha began their training at a very young age. Some girls were bonded to geisha houses (okiya) as...

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Customs & Culture January 11, 2015 4:01 pm

Kabuki Noh Overview


Customs & Culture January 11, 2015 4:01 pm

Kabuki Noh Overview


Japan Dreaming

Kabuki Noh Overview: A Quick Look Kabuki The essence of this performing art is perfectly captured by its name, which derives from a Japanese word meaning to lean or tilt. UNESCO’s proclamation describes kabuki as “a Japanese traditional theatre form.” It could be described as the result of starting out with nogaku theater as a...

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Kabuki Noh Overview: A Quick Look Kabuki The essence of this performing art is perfectly captured by its name, which derives from a Japanese word meaning to lean or tilt. UNESCO’s proclamation describes kabuki as “a Japanese traditional theatre form.” It could be described as the result of starting out with nogaku theater as a...

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