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Fukagawa Geisha

by xitan Fukagawa is a neighborhood of Tokyo, which was home to a prominent unlicensed prostitution district during the Edo period. In addition to prostitution, the area was known particularly for its haori geisha, also known as tatsumi geisha, geisha who dressed in a masculine mode,[1] and may have been the site of the emergence...

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Changes of Fukagawa Districts

by misarai723 Fukagawa is in downtown Tokyo, or Shitamachi. The name comes from a man who was a pioneer at Fukagawa, Fukagawa Yarouuemon, or 深川八郎右衛門. The picture below is a map of Fukagawa in Edo era. Although just viewing this map might be fun, but if you know how to look at this map, it...

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Fukagawa District

by Ji Myounghun (MJ) Fukagawa is located in Koto, Japan and was first known for the concentrations of the trading posts and merchants. Through the river lines along the Sumida River to the sea, many ports were seen near the woods stocks from the blooming lumber industries. Through several sea merchants flowing by Fukagawa, entertainments/habitats were...

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Fukagawa Geisha and Tea Ceremony – Sado

by A Rim You As the first woman known to have called herself Geisha was a prostitute from Fukagawa, Fukagawa distirct’s Geisha culture has developed more than other districts. Among those various culture, tea ceremony is one of the most famous geisha culture in Fukagawa. Some Fukagawa geisha choose to study tea ceremony as part...

22nd February 201922nd February 2019by
Sayuki from Asakusa, the first Western Geisha
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Sayuki from Asakusa, the first Western Geisha

Lets  make some questions to Sayuki, the very first western geisha in the world. Let’s discover her amazing and magic life. You debuted as a geisha in 2007 (in the Asakusa district) under the name of Sayuki. Can you please tell us when you decided to become a geisha and why? I got my doctorate in Social...

20th February 201927th February 2019by