I Am Intrigued By Geisha

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    Read The Book And The Movie

    I first saw the movie when I was about thirteen, and it was a copied disc. It was a really fascinating life that the movie introduced, I wondered how someone could be sold off to a life like that and just forget their past life and take up one devoted pleasing men. I later read...
    sproutling12 sproutling12
    18-21, F
    Aug 30, 2012

    It Started With Shogun

    As a kid, I watched the mini-series Shogun on tv for that week in the 80s, and was hooked on Japan, Japanese culture, and geisha. I promptly read the book afterward. I even borrowed some Japanese books from the library to try and learn some of the language. The fascination died...
    Frae Frae
    36-40, F
    Jan 3, 2008

    Of Course, So Beautiful And...

    Of course, so beautiful and intelligent.  I sing opera, and have performed in Madama Butterfly twice as a Geisha.  I learned so much about Geisha then.  How to walk pigeon toed so that hem of the dress doesn't move, how to gracefully wipe lipstick from a tea...
    stina51 stina51
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2008

    They really are a beautiful expression of

    emotion, music and art wrapped into one! It must take a lot of dedication
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 16, 2015

    Most Definatly. ...

    Most definatly. I think that culture within a culture is so complex and beautiful. Besides... Geishas do have a kind of honor and I just find that amazing.
    beatrixrose beatrixrose
    22-25, F
    Dec 9, 2007

    Geisha - the Beauty of Old Japan.

    These women were entertainers, so beautiful and talented. They had a way about them that made them so out of this world. Geisha deserve respect. As missalissa said they were so much more then just glorified prostitutes. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2007

    Loved the Movie Memoirs of a G...

    Loved the movie Memoirs of a Geisha - it defined their role for me, I thought they were glorified prostitutes before the movie.
    eladdel eladdel
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2007

    now That You Mention It...

    now that you mention it... i'm going to go google it. =)
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    Jul 2, 2008

    Beautiful

    After I read "Memoirs of a Geisha", I was fascinated by the beauty and culture and quietness these women possess.  They have this aura about them, they are to be respected and loved.  A gentle beauty.  A natural beauty.  And all the work they go...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    Aug 4, 2008

    Anthropology

    I took an "Asian Cultures" class in College and it was truly excellent. This is a wonderful nuance of a culture different than mine, with its own little rituals and secrets.  In many ways I envy their little secrets. I'm like that with all the "hidden"...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Apr 17, 2008

    Geisha

    I love the movie. I can't wait  to read the book.
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2008
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