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Geishas (芸者)

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Photo by Jodi Cobb 1995

Geisha means art (gei) person (sha) , so it could be translated into "art person" or "artist".

At the origin, they were skilled professional entertainers, either male or female, performing traditional Japanese arts as dance, music or storytelling.
Male geisha disapear 200 years ago, then geisha was only referring to female entertainers.

 

   

 

 

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