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14th Nov '16 12:55:04 PM AlternativeCola
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* The album cover for Music/{{Sparks}}' breakthrough album ''KimonoMyHouse'' had two geishas with one winking and another with her hair down.
21st Oct '16 9:25:32 PM Elfkaiser
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* The character design of Deande from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' uses many traits common to the typical Geisha look - a waist ribbon from the back, pale white face makeup and the use of fans. Her small red lip makeup and hair done up with thin blades sticking out of no doubt were inspired by it as well. The thing she just really lacks is the kimono.
29th Sep '16 10:30:05 PM jamespolk
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* Because Chamberlain Ooishi spent two years partying in the pleasure quarters [[ObfuscatingStupidity for cover]], any version of the story of ''The47Ronin'' will show some geisha and prostitutes.

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* Because Chamberlain Ooishi Oishi spent two years partying in the pleasure quarters [[ObfuscatingStupidity for cover]], any version of the story of ''The47Ronin'' will UsefulNotes/The47Ronin--like, say, ''Film/The47Ronin'' (1941)--will show some geisha and prostitutes.
29th Sep '16 1:15:20 PM Mr.Tickles
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For a long time the role of the geisha has been seen as mysterious, exotic, and alluring. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are '''not''' prostitutes (that would be ''yuujo'' or "pleasure women", of which the top tier were the famous ''oiran'' or ''tayuu''; prostitution as such was abolished in Japan in 1956 [[spolier: legally. And only defined very narrowly as certain kinds of sex acts (typically "the usual one"). In reality Japan has thousands of brothels and it is not at all difficult to purchase sex without any worry about prosecution, and being a sex worker does not have the stigma that there is in the West.]] , but rather artists, party hostesses and professional conversationalists, with stage names and distinct personal lives. On the other hand they weren't nuns either. Before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]], geisha could be employed as professional mistresses, but sex with customers is off the menu these days. That hasn't stopped them from being prime FetishFuel material.

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For a long time the role of the geisha has been seen as mysterious, exotic, and alluring. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are '''not''' prostitutes (that would be ''yuujo'' or "pleasure women", of which the top tier were the famous ''oiran'' or ''tayuu''; prostitution as such was abolished in Japan in 1956 [[spolier: [[spoiler: legally. And only defined very narrowly as certain kinds of sex acts (typically "the usual one"). In reality Japan has thousands of brothels and it is not at all difficult to purchase sex without any worry about prosecution, and being a sex worker does not have the stigma that there is in the West.]] , but rather artists, party hostesses and professional conversationalists, with stage names and distinct personal lives. On the other hand they weren't nuns either. Before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]], geisha could be employed as professional mistresses, but sex with customers is off the menu these days. That hasn't stopped them from being prime FetishFuel material.
29th Sep '16 1:15:02 PM Mr.Tickles
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For a long time the role of the geisha has been seen as mysterious, exotic, and alluring. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are '''not''' prostitutes (that would be ''yuujo'' or "pleasure women", of which the top tier were the famous ''oiran'' or ''tayuu''; prostitution as such was abolished in Japan in 1956), but rather artists, party hostesses and professional conversationalists, with stage names and distinct personal lives. On the other hand they weren't nuns either. Before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]], geisha could be employed as professional mistresses, but sex with customers is off the menu these days. That hasn't stopped them from being prime FetishFuel material.

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For a long time the role of the geisha has been seen as mysterious, exotic, and alluring. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are '''not''' prostitutes (that would be ''yuujo'' or "pleasure women", of which the top tier were the famous ''oiran'' or ''tayuu''; prostitution as such was abolished in Japan in 1956), 1956 [[spolier: legally. And only defined very narrowly as certain kinds of sex acts (typically "the usual one"). In reality Japan has thousands of brothels and it is not at all difficult to purchase sex without any worry about prosecution, and being a sex worker does not have the stigma that there is in the West.]] , but rather artists, party hostesses and professional conversationalists, with stage names and distinct personal lives. On the other hand they weren't nuns either. Before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]], geisha could be employed as professional mistresses, but sex with customers is off the menu these days. That hasn't stopped them from being prime FetishFuel material.
21st Jun '16 1:04:36 AM gewunomox
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* The cover of {{Kiss}}'s 1977 album ''Love Gun'' is a painting of the band members standing at the entrance to what looks like [[AncientGrome a Greco-Roman temple]], and on the steps just below them are several scantily-clad women in whiteface who could possibly be geisha, although they have long hair and are not wearing kimonos. In fact, given that Gene Simmons's "demon" makeup is directly inspired by ''kabuki'' theatre, and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the massive popularity Kiss have enjoyed in Japan since their earliest days]], that could very well be what these women are.

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* The cover of {{Kiss}}'s Music/{{KISS}}'s 1977 album ''Love Gun'' is a painting of the band members standing at the entrance to what looks like [[AncientGrome a Greco-Roman temple]], and on the steps just below them are several scantily-clad women in whiteface who could possibly be geisha, although they have long hair and are not wearing kimonos. In fact, given that Gene Simmons's "demon" makeup is directly inspired by ''kabuki'' theatre, and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the massive popularity Kiss have enjoyed in Japan since their earliest days]], that could very well be what these women are.
31st May '16 12:10:40 AM gallium
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* In non-fiction 1890 travel memoir ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInSeventyTwoDays'', Nellie Bly visits Yokohama and attends a performance by "dancing, or ''geisha'', girls." She is enchanted by their beauty and grace.
29th May '16 3:35:21 PM WillKeaton
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* The makeup that the ActionGirl team Kyoshi Warriors from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' sport is influenced by geisha makeup in addition to using influences from Kabuki makeup plus their outfits are Samurai-influenced. It's not surprising that their makeup is based on Avatar Kyoshi's makeup.

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* The makeup that the ActionGirl team Kyoshi Warriors from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' sport is influenced by geisha makeup in addition to using influences from Kabuki makeup makeup, plus their outfits are Samurai-influenced. It's not surprising that their makeup is based on Avatar Kyoshi's makeup.
29th May '16 3:34:41 PM WillKeaton
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* Quite a few American movies of the 50s and 60s would show some geisha for exotic fanservice: from ''My Geisha'' with Shirley McLaine undergoing a geiko henshin to re-seduce her fiance to ''The Geisha Boy'' with Jerry Lewis (not as a geisha, thank goodness) to ''The Teahouse of the August Moon'' with Machiko Kyo as the geisha "Lotus Blossom".

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* Quite a few American movies of the 50s and 60s would show some geisha for exotic fanservice: from ''My Geisha'' with Shirley McLaine [=McLaine=] undergoing a geiko henshin to re-seduce her fiance to ''The Geisha Boy'' with Jerry Lewis (not as a geisha, thank goodness) to ''The Teahouse of the August Moon'' with Machiko Kyo as the geisha "Lotus Blossom".
6th May '16 5:57:40 AM aye_amber
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSoulSilver'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonHeartGold Heart Gold]]'' features six Geisha (called "kimono girls" in the English version) who the protagonist meets though his or her journey, cumulating in an event where they use a dance ceremony to summon Lugia or Ho-oh depending on the version. (Who you have to try to tame.)

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSoulSilver'' ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon|GoldAndSilver}} [=Soul=]Silver'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonHeartGold Heart Gold]]'' features six Geisha (called "kimono girls" in the English version) who the protagonist meets though his or her journey, cumulating in an event where they use a dance ceremony to summon Lugia or Ho-oh depending on the version. (Who you have to try to tame.)
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