Category: Fukagawa Geisha History – WW2 to losing the geisha office

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The history of Geisha after WW2

Hanamachi, where geisha live, had a large damage by the aerial attacks by the U.S. However, even from the ruins, the industry of geisha blooms. The Occupation army became the new customers for geisha. As the Japanese market started to bloom with high economic growth period, the world of geisha prospered again. However, as Japanese...

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Geisha tradition after WW2

During the World War 2 in the 1950s, Geisha in Japan had to help the nation. Many of them were forced to work in factories to make munitions, vehicles, pharmaceuticals and electrical goods for the army. These women were called the “Comfort Women”. Moreover, they were treated as sexual slaves to the American military. The Comfort Women...

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Fukagawa Geisha History – WW2 to losing the geisha office

In 1868, Meiji Emperor ascended the throne and the shogunate era went to its end. Geisha in Japan entered their Golden Age. In the 1930s, before WW2, is the heyday of the Japan geisha. The number of the geisha arrived around 2 million 5 thousand. However, by this time, Fukagawa had already nearly disappeared as...