History Main / Geisha

16th Jan '18 12:19:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Benio's friend Kichiji from ''Manga/HaikaraSanGaTooru''. [[spoiler: Benio herself tries to become one to support Shinobu's grandparents economically, but it doesn't work and she becomes a HotScoop instead.]]

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* Benio's friend Kichiji from ''Manga/HaikaraSanGaTooru''. [[spoiler: Benio herself tries to become one to support Shinobu's grandparents economically, but it doesn't work and she becomes a HotScoop goes into the news business instead.]]
13th Jan '18 7:24:02 PM nombretomado
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''Geisha'', also known as ''geiko'' or ''geiki'', are traditional Japanese female entertainers whose skills include music and dance, fine conversation, and tea ceremony. Geisha are easily recognizable by their hairstyle, their elaborate {{kimono}} and their white make-up. Geisha who have not yet completed their training are called ''maiko'' ("dancing girl"), and tend to be more colorfully arrayed than their adult counterparts, with different hair pieces for each month, and different styles according to the level of apprenticeship. A young maiko is apprenticed to an ''onee-san'' (big sister), a fully-fledged geisha whom she assists, resides with, and learns from.

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''Geisha'', also known as ''geiko'' or ''geiki'', are traditional Japanese female entertainers whose skills include music and dance, fine conversation, and tea ceremony. Geisha are easily recognizable by their hairstyle, their elaborate {{kimono}} UsefulNotes/{{kimono}} and their white make-up. Geisha who have not yet completed their training are called ''maiko'' ("dancing girl"), and tend to be more colorfully arrayed than their adult counterparts, with different hair pieces for each month, and different styles according to the level of apprenticeship. A young maiko is apprenticed to an ''onee-san'' (big sister), a fully-fledged geisha whom she assists, resides with, and learns from.
10th Aug '17 1:03:16 PM Discar
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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 [[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 fetish 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 [[spoiler:legally. And (At least in theory; the law only defined very narrowly as certain kinds of sex acts (typically "the usual one").acts. 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 fetish material.
4th Jul '17 7:50:10 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Sakura and her older sisters, inspired by the "Kimono Girls" from the games, are also seen dressed as Geishas and performing activities like ikebana and tea ceremony, before changing into normal clothes and accepting Ash's challenges.

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** Sakura and her older sisters, sisters (Satsuki, Tamao, Koume and Sumomo), inspired by the "Kimono Girls" from the games, are also seen dressed as Geishas and performing activities like ikebana and tea ceremony, before changing into normal clothes and accepting Ash's challenges.
20th May '17 12:56:09 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Enjo}}'': Tayama, the abbot at a Buddhist temple, impregnates his geisha mistress, much to novice monk Goichi's horror.
17th May '17 5:58:50 AM jormis29
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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=] 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'' ''Theatre/TheTeahouseOfTheAugustMoon'' with Machiko Kyo Creator/MachikoKyo as the geisha "Lotus Blossom".
27th Mar '17 11:53:59 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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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 [[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 fetish 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''; ''tayuu''); prostitution as such was abolished in Japan in 1956 [[spoiler: legally.[[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 fetish material.
13th Feb '17 3:40:59 PM Wyldchyld
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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 [[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.

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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 [[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 fetish material.
1st Feb '17 1:01:54 PM Mhazard
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* ''Film/RoboGeisha'' is the story of two sisters: Kikuyakko "Kikue" Kagusa, a Geisha who is renowned for her beauty, and Yoshie Kagusa, who works as a servant in the same teahouse as Kikuyakko. Yoshie suffers near constant abuse at the hands of her elder sister, who derides her lack of grace and potential for becoming a Geisha at every opportunity. While Yoshie for the most part tries to take this treatment in stride, at times her rage boils over and manifests itself in almost-superhuman feats of strength. Their lives change when the young heir of the Kagano Steel Manufacturing corporation notices one of these feats, and forces the sisters to become part of his private army of geisha assassins. Accepting their fate, the sisters quickly rise through the ranks of the geisha corps, constantly replacing their human flesh with ever more deadly and [[{{Cyborg}} bizarre mechanical body-parts and weaponry]], each hoping to out-do the other in their ongoing rivalry.

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* ''Film/RoboGeisha'' is the story of two sisters: Kikuyakko "Kikue" Kagusa, a Geisha who is renowned for her beauty, and Yoshie Kagusa, who works as a servant in the same teahouse as Kikuyakko. Yoshie suffers near constant abuse at the hands of her elder sister, who derides her lack of grace and potential for becoming a Geisha at every opportunity. While Yoshie for the most part tries to take this treatment in stride, at times her rage boils over and manifests itself in almost-superhuman feats of strength. Their lives change when the young heir of the Kagano Steel Manufacturing corporation notices one of these feats, and forces the sisters to become part of his private army of geisha assassins. Accepting their fate, the sisters quickly rise through the ranks of the geisha corps, constantly [[{{Cyborg}} replacing their human flesh with ever more deadly and [[{{Cyborg}} bizarre mechanical body-parts and weaponry]], each hoping to out-do the other in their ongoing rivalry.
1st Feb '17 12:58:51 PM Mhazard
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* ''Film/RoboGeisha'' is the story of two sisters: Kikuyakko "Kikue" Kagusa, a Geisha who is renowned for her beauty, and Yoshie Kagusa, who works as a servant in the same teahouse as Kikuyakko. Yoshie suffers near constant abuse at the hands of her elder sister, who derides her lack of grace and potential for becoming a Geisha at every opportunity. While Yoshie for the most part tries to take this treatment in stride, at times her rage boils over and manifests itself in almost-superhuman feats of strength. Their lives change when the young heir of the Kagano Steel Manufacturing corporation notices one of these feats, and forces the sisters to become part of his private army of geisha assassins. Accepting their fate, the sisters quickly rise through the ranks of the geisha corps, constantly replacing their human flesh with ever more deadly and [[{{Cyborg}} bizarre mechanical body-parts and weaponry]], each hoping to out-do the other in their ongoing rivalry.
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