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by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Naokazu - Kamishichiken - Nakazato Okiya
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Naokazu - Kamishichiken - Nakazato Okiya

DShockeygrl1536: Who is this maiko? Is her name Naokazu? :flustered http://www.nakazato.net/weblog/archives/20071218a.jpg http://www.nakazato.net/weblog/archives/20051031a.jpg She debuted two years ago. A group picture of Maiko from Kamishichiken. I think it's a little old. http://www.nakasato.info...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kikuwaka - Nara - ? [Retired]
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Kikuwaka - Nara - ? [Retired]

Kumiyanagi:


I also found this, note the same ID hair pin: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id ... 329&size=o
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kikue - Nara - ?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Kikue - Nara - ?

Ichiemi:

More photo's of her misedashi: http://www.kikuno.net/obudoki/2008/obudoki_127.html
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kikue - Nara - ?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Kikue - Nara - ?

claw789: According to reports, Kikue is 18, from Oyama, Tochigi-ken (outside of Tokyo). She wanted to be a maiko, idolized Kyoto, her parents were worried, she found Kikuno's site and thought Nara would be easier than Kyoto, trained hard for months, etc. She's mentioned in the blog posted above, bu...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kikuwaka - Nara - ? [Retired]
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Kikuwaka - Nara - ? [Retired]

Hisamari:

I'm not sure but i think her name is Kikuwaka.

http://www.kikuno.net/obudoki/2006/obudoki_62.html

I think that the text below misedashi photo is her name and next in the brackets there's pronunciation.
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kikuwaka - Nara - ? [Retired]
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Kikuwaka - Nara - ?

hibana: Every picture in this thread has Nara maiko wearing the same shade of blue kimono. :) Here are more: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2692575402_6191ed2dd1.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2692578028_a24af587a7.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/2692579002_7be5d2b4a4.jpg http...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kikuno - Nara - ?
Replies: 0
Views: 489

Kikuno - Nara - ?

sumire: In case some of you are still interested in Geisha of Nara - I just came along a homepage of Kikuno, who is actually a Geisha of Nara. On her homepage she tells that she was born in Osaka, at young age started studying traditional arts. Her aunt is owning an ochaya in Nara, where she is now...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Ichiraku - Pontocho - Tanmika Okiya
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Ichiraku - Pontocho - Tanmika Okiya

Hisamari:

[Moved from identification thread]

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id ... 387&size=o

KJ, EJ and Mio write:
"Her name is Ichiraku, 17 years old - new maiko from Pontocho"
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Arts
Topic: Umekichi
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: Umekichi

by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Arts
Topic: Umekichi
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Umekichi

Izayoi: This is her website: http://www.satoh-k.co.jp/ume/ She performed at last years SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas and even did a performance in a record store there! : http://smashingmag.com/feature/06feature/060316shamisen_hana1.html And she once dreamt of becoming a geisha: http://www.i...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Taneju - Miyagawacho - Takayoshi Okiya [Retired]

Toshiha:

Taneju in yellow, Toshiaya I think to the right.

Image
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Yuiko - Gion Kobu - Nishimura Okiya [Retired]
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Yuiko - Gion Kobu - Nishimura Okiya [Retired]

shigatsuhana: [Moved from identification thread] Here is what is in my book [Kyoto Hanamachi by Mizobuchi Hiroshi -ed] and this is definitely Yuiko. http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g225/Shigatsuhana7/Geisha%202006/hanamachihair.jpg And in the Miyako Odori programme Yuiko is here in Row 14, middle...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Masami - Gion Higashi - Man Okiya
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Masami - Gion Higashi - Man Okiya

Midorikawa: A good friend of mine is hoping to find information on this Geiko: http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/LadySythe/geiko-masami_2_zpsba3d9298.jpg I've done searches here on IG, but I've only seen the name mentioned, a few pictures linked with her accompanying Maiko. That's about it. Sh...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Hanamachi versus Kagai
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Hanamachi versus Kagai

Toyoka:

Hi guys, i realy need you help :] I am so cofused about this question that i decided to write about it - the difference between kagai and hanamachi. I know only that hanamachi were for geisha and kagai - for courtesans? :( :ermum
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games

sakura_blossom: "Tora Tora" lyrics: Japanese romaji: Senri no hashiru youna yabu no naka wo minasan nozoite gorouji masse. Kin no Hachimaki Tasuki ni Watounai ga "En Yara Ya" to Toraesi Kedamono wa. Tora to-ra to-ra tora, tora to-ra to-ra tora, tora to-ra to-ra tora! English translation: Wearing a...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games

Onanako:

lol it looks like one is pumping her like a water well, and the other lady is 'planting' seeds. her going to clap would mimic gathering seeds from a basket to plant. and i guess the goal is to "grow" the crop so to speak. :coy:
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games

Toshiha: Ozashiki Game Konkonchiki The object of this game is to reach through a loop formed in a cloth and grab an object before the loop is pulled closed. In this case the object is the sake cup. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/DrowElfMorwen/konkonchiki.jpg I have also seen this game featu...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games

Atropos:

Great vid of drinking game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1E2i2haNKw&NR=1

<3 this thread.
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games

by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games

Toshiha: Okay this is an explanation and pictures of "Jan-Ken-Pon" / "Dontaku-san" [Broken link removed] Basically its this. let's say there is a customer and geiko. The customer will play a doctor- specifically of obstetrics and gynecology. The geiko will play the patient. D:"Dontaku omimai moushi...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Ozashiki Games
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

[Megathread] Ozashiki Games

Maiko-san: I am making a list of games played at an Ozashiki! Please help me add on to the list! And please let me know if you can explain it any better or know the names! Konpira Funefune The players take turns to take away the "tokkuri no hakama" bowl. If the bowl is not there, you show a fist. I...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Chikayoshi - Miyagawacho - Mifuku Okiya [Retired]
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Chikayoshi - Miyagawacho - Mifuku Okiya [Retired]

*christina*:

Short clip of a maiko applying her makeup

http://youtu.be/O6TcljU71yE
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Hotaru - Atami, Shizuoka - ?
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Hotaru - Atami, Shizuoka - ?

namariprints: I have a few other favorites from Atami. https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1078987_528858313829680_1403823874_o.jpg Miho (美保) and Kohaku (こはく). https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1116244_528858087163036_1636883126_o.jpg And Satomi (紗都美) (with K...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Hotaru - Atami, Shizuoka - ?
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Hotaru - Atami, Shizuoka - ?

namariprints: Is anyone here a fan of onsen geisha? Because I live in Shizuoka, I've had a few chances to see/meet the geisha (called 'geigi') of Atami. If you go to the Atami Geigi Kenban (theater), you can take in an inexpensive show on the weekends. They don't mind pictures during the show, eith...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Noriye - Asakusa - ?
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Noriye - Asakusa - Unknown

kiiro: This is Norie san of asakusa at the 2012 new years asakusa geisha kabuki http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5521/9588175380_def28440e2_m.jpg some trivia, norie san can speak chinese! (alongside fluency in english!) http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/9588175660_9198016c15_o.jpg in this picture the...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

otokoshi:

Image
くに龍さん
is Takachou???
http://www.transit-web.com/issue/kimono ... -vol2.html
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

hibana: Yes, they are real geisha from the Mukoujima hanamachi of Tokyo. To this day, geisha from this district are apparently not considered top class or greatly accomplished in arts. In the past, customers from Yoshiwara would cross the Sumida river to Mukoujima, where the geisha provided similar...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

rubomiru:

Hi all, is anybody familiar with this website: http://namimura.com/ are tey geisha? Seems to me they are not geisha, hangyoku, geiko. So who are they? :)
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

hibana: Here's an article on Akasaka geisha. It's worth reading, even with the typical "dying tradition about to expire" slant. :sigh “An Akasaka geisha can be likened to a peony,” says Ikuko, who has been an Akasaka geisha since she moved there from Kumamoto 45 years ago. “It’s more colourful than...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

nani-bird:

Regarding not much information about Tokyo geisha:

Not very detailed but still, what about Kiharu Nakamura's book? She was shimbashi geisha. I just started reading though, so I can't say much about it's qualities. :count:
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Ichiemi:

Those are the Matsunoya Geisha.
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Umekiko:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep_asakusa/tags/geisya/

Some nice photos of geigi and hangyoku - notice the ears of rice for New Years! Several of the geigi also are wearing their own hair!
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

ikasan:

I just find thoses website about tokyo geisha( hope it had'nt be posted before :oops: ) :

yokyo shinagawa's okiya: http://www.vin-de.sakura.ne.jp/matsunoya/index.html
Doujoji ( + blog de hangyuku ) : http://www.doujouji.co.jp
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

HATSUMOMO20:

Here are 5 pictures and 1 pictures captions reads
Hangyoku is similar to the Maiko in kyoto.In the Kanto area,called Hangyoku.It means young geisya.
I was part time hangyoku when I was a university student.long long time ago
1 2 3 4 5
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

hibana:

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by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Ichiemi: I have read in books like 'geisha; the life, the voices, the art' about a few Tokyo geisha. And Liza Dalby talks about them in 'Geisha', and even meets a few. But I do agree. Here are some video's I really like with Tokyo geisha: http://youtube.com/watch?v=fL5ymC_8orE http://youtube.com/wa...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Umekiko: I would enjoy studying anthropology when I reach college, but the problem is I can't speak Japanese! :eek: Otherwise, I'd totally go and do that. I would love to speak to Tokyo geisha. edit for a new picture :kawaii: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/16/21284663_5c0a992ab2_b.jpg Interesting t...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

desertlily: I'm really interested in Tokyo geisha, now that I realize how little information there is about them. I remember reading in MOAG (no no, I know, not a good source) about how the Tokyo geisha were more modern, but other more reliable sources have said the same thing, so it's probably som...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Umekiko: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1028/812891758_615805dced_b.jpg The photo tags say "Asakusa" and "Tokyo" and she's using her real hair. Photo link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8509783@N03/812891758/ Tokyo maiko aren't called maiko. They are called hangyoku - "half jewels" based on the Toky...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Dame: I remember seeing the A&E Documentary and they showed the part where Hana-Chan visited her old Okiya. And you can see the Apprentice Geisha, Hangyoku (spelling??) in the doorway. She looked more like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quelgar/99211480/ than the girls in the Pictures topic. Sh...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Umekiko: I recently posted some photos of hangyoku I found in the "Pictures!" thread. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/503265834_689c7d0623_o.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/216/503264448_0b14226ed4_o.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/503304667_2bc3754ec1_o.jpg Photographer: http://www.fl...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Tokyo geisha and hangyoku
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Tokyo geisha and hangyoku

Katsumiyo-san:

do you know anything about tokyo geisha and hangyoku stages?
and make-up,hair,kimono?

is it true that hangyoku period is only for 6 months?
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Postcards and Other Ephemera
Topic: Celebrated Geisha of Tokyo - Kazumasa Ogawa (1895)
Replies: 0
Views: 726

Celebrated Geisha of Tokyo - Kazumasa Ogawa (1895)

dreaming_geisha:

http://www.baxleystamps.com/litho/ogawa ... a105.shtml
I found this on a website called baxleystamps. It is really interesting. They are all tokyo geisha...even some yoshiwara ladies in there, most are from shimbashi though. Some of the hanamachi ive never even heard of!
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Noriye - Asakusa - ?
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Noriye - Asakusa - ?

Ichisumi:

here are photos of the geisha Noriye!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimhand_im ... 133294978/
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)

hibana: TL,DR ahead! :coy: The maiko is properly dressed; her coordination is really classic. :] I have read that some okiya commission aizome yukata fabric with their crest or another design, to be worn by members of that household. Dance schools often do something similar. Silk kimono are not pra...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)

Umieko: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feliks/2719353487/ I have been researching Maiko/Minarai's yukata, the blue and white pretty ones. I came across the above picture. This is the only time I have seen this before, is it normal? Usually the zouri are coordinated with the obi a little better... Is ...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Memoirs of a Geisha - INOUE Yuki
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Memoirs of a Geisha - INOUE Yuki

Mango Lion: Hi guys, This is exactly the book I have been translating! I got it a couple of years ago and have read it many times, and find it to be one of the most detailed geisha biographies that I have read. This book is particularly interesting as it mainly depicts the karyukai during the Meiji...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Memoirs of a Geisha - INOUE Yuki
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Memoirs of a Geisha - INOUE Yuki

Tomoe: Hi! Last july, I had the chance to travel to Lyon (France). One day, I went to a bookshop called Fnac and I found a book called Memoires d'une Geisha (Memoirs of a geisha) by INOUE Yuki. I hadn't heard about this book before, so I decided to buy it. It's the biography of a famous geisha call...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

andrewgrimm: I had dinner with two geishas from Higashiyama Onsen, Aizuwakamatsu. I had a great time. (Thanks for mentioning that location, Hisayakko-san!) The geishas I had dinner with spoke a bit of English. I can't really say how much English they could speak, because having a translator availab...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

Chiisana Hato: I saw a program on NHK that visited onsen geisha. They were mostly older ladies that had been doing this their whole lives. As far as I can tell, some had families and did this as a job they went to from their homes. The course of the evening seemed to go in a similar manner to one i...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

Hisayakko: Ok so I discovered the okiya and who lives in them! 1. Yaebotan Yachiyo (八千代), Mamewaka (豆若), Mariwaka (まり若), Sakura (櫻), Momowaka (桃若) 2. Hanaka Youdzuru (夕鶴), Yukino (ゆき乃), Kikuno (菊乃), Chiyono (千代乃) 3. Seiyoshimaru (?) Tamami (玉美) 4. Shintatsuru (?) Wakaba (若葉) 5. Matsuikeda (?) Mikik...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

Hisayakko: I think the people who posted before me explained everything rather well. I'd just like to add that Onsen geisha, in fact, are very active! There is a place called Higashiyama onsen. It is the only geisha onsen I know of but it has 22 geisha (not sure how many of them are currently worki...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

utsusemi: The chapter in Liza Dalbys book concerning geisha in Atami which is an onsen is titled "geisha in the country" ( \I have to translate it back) as opposed to geisha in cities. In this chapter she describes a drunken guest who rudely asks ( He calls her "obachan" = grandmother/old woman ) a...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

Lumikettu:

Few years ago Dawn Porter did a Geisha Girl episode (part of "Extreme wives" series) and first she heads up to meet onsen geisha, so I would say they do exist. The episode I think is still foundable in youtube.
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

Toyoka: A couple of years ago i found one film about geisha world(The Secret Life of Geisha 1999), and there was a mention of the onsen geisha. :]In the film it was said that they are prostitutes but i dont think it is actually possible nowadays in Japan :sigh In the film, One onsen Okasan, called ...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Do onsen geisha still exist?

Sarcasm-hime: AFAIK there are still geisha working at resorts; Liza Dalby mentions visiting one of these resorts in the 70s and I'm pretty sure I've seen photos of geisha performing at large banquet halls at resorts. However I don't know if they're referred to as 'onsen geisha' or if there's anothe...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Do onsen geisha still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Do onsen geisha still exist?

andrewgrimm: I've heard about onsen geisha as being some of the humblest and low-ranking geisha around. It may sound a bit unusual to be interested in them, but I guess I have an interest in diversity. Does the term "onsen geisha" originate from the fact that onsen towns are much smaller than place...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Gisaeng/kisaeng
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Gisaeng/kisaeng

Dr. B: I found a cool video/blog post on Gisaeng/Kisaeng. http://sweetandtastytv.com/2013/05/09/7-interesting-facts-about-kisaeng-korean-geishas/ For all you lady's in love with the Kisaeng hair here is a blog with several post about how to make the hanbok and wigs (Gache) http://dressed-up-dreams....
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Gisaeng/kisaeng
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Gisaeng/kisaeng

hibana: I found another article relating to gisaeng, specifically about the restaurants where they entertained in the early 20th century. I'd love to know more about this! In the early 1900s, the old system of government-controlled gisaeng disappeared, but courtesans and entertainers continued to p...
by IG Team
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Gisaeng/kisaeng
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Gisaeng/kisaeng

Izayoi: Not sure if this belongs in this section, but I've found some articles on gisaeng (Korean version of geisha). [Broken links removed] They are also known as kisaeng and one website mentions that a handful exist today, but only as "actresses" playing the part and most of their arts have been ...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Kanzashi no Yume: Sorry for reviving this topic, but I was reading Superstition in the flower & willow world? and went on by the link to this thread. Last week I took part in very interesting talk series in London: Beneath the Surface: The Culture of Cosmetics in Japan by Noriyo Tsuda, Chief Curato...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Lindethiel: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5050773431_2f73d6660f_b.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5089778196_bdcdd0cf54_b.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/3081127171_26441e966d.jpg Maiko who did it are Mamechiho, Konomi, Wakana, Fukuhina, Fukuya (maybe,) Ichimame, Ichiteru, Kat...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

buyoka: And I've also seen a couple of pictures of maiko (but I forgot where) who were either early in the process or didn't do it quite right, who had white showing between each blackened tooth. That looked really strange. Komomo-san's looked good. Japanese ladies - at least in the past - didn't t...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Fuyou: Maiko also don't use 'real' ohaguro in the sense that it's iron filings that have been distilled in vinegar (or something else acidic) which would last about three days, but a paste that comes off when the mouth is rinsed. A lot of them actually complain about how easily the paste comes off,...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Toshiha: Maiko only paint their teeth black before erikae. They can do it durring all of sakko period or for a period of time as they please. It's only before erikae before they become geiko and not any other time :) At least, I have not seen it mentioned elsewhere. There was a thread about blacken...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Atropos:

Honestly, to me, it looks gross. I fail to understand the appeal, however its tradition and I respect it for such.
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Mureko: Wow! that black grin is awesome. I dunno who thought of black teeth first, but it ties in with powdering the face. A long time ago, both male and female japanese of rank would powder their faces, and both would blacken their teeth.( I think!) but then men stopped powdering their faces at so...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

kugepoet:

Rats, the image didn't go through, will post from home!

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by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Desu: I think someone in the Hannari-ya ohaguro eBay auction thread wanted to see a picture of a maiko going through erikae, during which time they wear ohaguro.  I poked around in Google trying to find one at the time but didn't find anything good.  Then I found this today while looking for things...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

kugepoet: I've thought about this a bit as I wear Japanese clothing as part of my persona portrayal in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is primarily geared to the re-creation of pre 17th century Western European culture, however, non-Western personae are not excluded and are considered...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Musashi: Let me think over this a while. I do recall that blackening teeth was somewhat "in" in Kyoto at the court during and before the sengoku jidai. I also recall it spreading a bit into the most high class samurai families as a sign of, well, I think today the extremly young users of the net wo...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Desu: Tooth blackening, aka haguro, has been around since at least Heian times. Depending on the era, both men and women engaged in this. There were various reasons for doing it, some of which were given above, and one I've read about was that it gave a comely appearance to one's mouth. Some info I...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

MaikoYearofOx:

I've heard of the bone thing, and also in Geisha by Liza Dalby, she says that the blackened teeth are used to hide the natural tooth color, in contrast with the white skin, the teeth would look yellow, that it also why maiko are told to smile with their mouths closed.
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

Cie: It's not just performers that did it, it used to be as common as wearing lipstick is today.. I'm not quite sure why though. I know of an old Shinto idea that bone was considered to be impure.. teeth as a form of bone may have been considered better hidden. I suppose it could have been somethin...
by IG Team
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Discussion of Ohaguro (Black Teeth) for Erikae

lola: Hello. I know that geishas and other performers dyed their teeth black sometime before the meiji period but that is all I know. I would like more information! Could any of you help me? It would be greatly appreciated. I am so curious about this! Thank you. P.S. I am waiting to become active. ...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]

utsusemi: I`ve got a time life Japan cooking book from 1968. There is also a paragraph about geisha in the section of nice food in elegant restaurants. It is nicer than what Mr. Bird watcher wrote. If you want I can translate it back. Although short, there was an interesting sentence about salt bei...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]

Ichiemi:

You can read this article on Google Books. link

They actually have Kanaju's name wrong. Her name was Kanoju and was a Geiko for many years.
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]

BebeTaian: Oohhhhh yeah. I just hope I have the energy to do a mini-dissertation on the politics of what stories were even printed in that magazine (even written by Japanese authors!) after I'm done typing up the rest of the articles. I can only find one of them on the LIFE website, and that's the ...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]

utsusemi:

It was written 1964 and it shows.
The bowling maiko on her socks is cute.
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Kanoju & Senko - Gion Kobu [Showa]

BebeTaian: Maiko Kanaju and Senko in Time/Life Mag - Sept. 1964 The article is really long, and I don't have a scanner or camera anymore, so I typed it all up last night. A shame I couldn't scan in photos of Senko and Kanaju! This is only half of the article, concerning geisha. The other half talks...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Katsue - Kamishichiken - Daimonji Okiya
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Katsue - Kamishichiken - Daimonji Okiya

mo_suga: the whole album of kyoto: https://plus.google.com/photos/114817142969336467212/albums/5863759734456987441 pictures of Katsue: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J2VQJHSInoU/UWBGaixEcII/AAAAAAAAGAw/hio7mESzMBY/s680/DSC_0344.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n2Pj3V48mtE/UWBGc9BR_BI/AAAA...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers

Dr.B: If you are looking to support Kyoto geisha then you naed to donate to the Okini Ziden Its is an organization the funds the geisha districts of Kyoto. I haven't bean able to fined it on line yet as I think I am spelling it wrong. Peter Macintosh might have all the information on this group. I ...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers

kaihime: utsusemi - Thank you for your considerate reply! Its very true that the aftermath of disasters like Fukushima lasts long after it has drifted from the public consciousness. A great idea. While charitable giving is always top of our list, we are also considering arts patronage, which was wh...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers

utsusemi: I am afraid that is difficult. Geisha do belong to an okiya or work individually. So whom to give this money ? It would help one person or a small group but not the karyukai in general. The geisha world depends on regular customers. And coming from someone they do not know personally will...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Financially Supporting the Vanishing Willows and Flowers

kaihime: So my question necessitates the disclosure of some personal information that's a little obnoxious, so I apologize in advance. My husband and I are finally come to the point in our lives where we are making financial decisions that DON'T involve making rent or wondering if we'll ever retire...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: [Megathread] Hikizuri Kamon Identification
Replies: 0
Views: 699

[Megathread] Hikizuri Kamon Identification

Akia16: Hello! I haven't been back in a really long time, but I'm happy to be back into kimono and the like. :) I came across a lovely hikizuri, but I can't identify where it came from or who's it could be. I've been digging around through various kamon of different Okiya, but can't seem to find a ...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Kitano Odori 2014 (Kamishichiken District)
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Kitano Odori 2014 (Kamishichiken District)

SuzumeOdori: My best friend was visiting me last week and we got ridiculously lucky and scored tickets to the Kitano Odori the same day we went to check out the famous monthly temple flea market at Tenmangu Shrine, just by walking up to the ticket window and asking. It was my first geisha dance eve...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Miyako Odori 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Miyako Odori 2014

stéfan2009: There is a nice set here which will be update : https://www.flickr.com/photos/barbery/sets/72157643510894744/with/13664992485/ By the way the author would be very pleased if anybody could help him to identify any element you can, he would like to have a sort of detailed register. For ex...
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Kyouka - Gion Kobu - Tsurui Okiya [Retired]
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Kyouka - Gion Kobu - Tsurui Okiya [Retired]

Ryu: Unfortunately, Geiko Kyouka will retire to become an artist. :cry: :cry: Kyouka will dance in Miyako Odori 2014 and then leave her okiya. As much as I don't want her to leave, I hope that she will become successful in her future career. Source: http://geisha-kai.tumblr.com/post/78762326213
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Individual Geisha and Maiko Threads
Topic: Katsuyuki - Kamishichiken - Daimonji Okiya [Retired]
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Katsuyuki - Kamishichiken - Daimonji Okiya [Retired]

stéfan2009:

Katsuyuki will quit this month and get married. Tomegoro-san said the news today :
"She will retire on this month, and she will get married to the son of Matsuyae-ochaya. So, she will turn young Okaasan of Matsuyae next month"
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)

Gikuyu:

The type of geta she wears are more formal type of geta and not the casual ones....
by IG Team
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Question about maiko and informal wear (geta)

Kyouka: Here is Mamesome in Komon and geta. So maiko actually can wear geta with komon, not only with yukata http://geisha-kai.tumblr.com/post/53364234250 She is also taking part at a formal event. It's the ceremony one day after the odori. And geta on a misedashi. Ok, they are geta especially for ...