Geisha (geisha 芸 者?) Or Gueigi (芸 妓 geiger?) Are Japanese women who study the ancient tradition of the art of seduction, dance ecanto, and are characterized by distinctly traditional costumes and makeup. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are not equivalent oriental prostitute. They do not work with sex. Can get to flirt, but your customers know that will not pass this, and this is the fact that many men fall in love with the culture of a geisha. In Japan, the Geisha is a cultural condition, full of symbolic status, delicacy and tradition. Are in many respects similar to Kisaeng Korean. The term geiko (芸 子) is also used in the Kyoto dialect to describe geisha, especially in the neighborhood hanamachi. Contrary to that which prevailed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, geisha are currently much lower in number. Maiko (舞 妓?) Is the term used to designate a geisha apprentice. The elegant, high-culture world that geisha part is called karyūkai (? 柳 界 "flower and willow world"). A popular geisha, Mineko Iwasaki, said this is because "geisha is like a flower, beautiful in their own style, and as a willow, graceful, flexible and strong." Another important Geisha was Kiharu Nakamura.
Traditionally, a geisha begin their training at a young age.Nevertheless some of them were sold to geisha houses (okiya) still very new, this was not a common practice in the districts with the best reputation. It was common, however, that the daughters of geisha become geisha too, as successors (atatori, meaning heir).The first stage of this formation is designated by shikomi. Once the girls arrived at okiyaa, were placed in domestic service, performing household chores such as those created. The work was purposely difficult to force the transformation of girls to the new home and new life that will present the front. The newest shikomi would charge agreed to wait for the older geisha at night, until it returned their commitments, often beyond the two and three in the morning.During this stage, shikomi frequentaria classes in school geisha in your area (hanamachi). Currently, this stage remains, used mainly for the girls to the traditional dialect, traditions and dress of karyūkai.
Once you verify the artistic proficiency of learning, and complete this stage through a difficult dance exam, the pass to start the second stage: minarai. At this level, minarai is exempted from domestic duties to develop and exercise training earlier, outside the home and school, following the example of one more experienced Geisha - their onee-san, or "Big Sister" - whose connection symbolic is celebrated through a ritual. Although we participate in ozashiki (banquets in which guests are accompanied by geisha), do not participate at an advanced level; their kimono, more elaborate dasmaiko that are designed to dazzle and suffice to compensate.Although minarai may already be hired for parties, typically are not invited to parties where their onee-san involved - are however always welcome. Typically, charges umaminarai third hanadai, and works in conjunction with a tea house (called minarai-jaya) learning with oka-san, ie, the owner. The techniques developed in this stage are not even taught in school, since the level of conversation and jokes can only be developed through practice. This stage lasts, on average, only one month.