What is geisha?

  • (noun): A Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing.
    Synonyms: geisha girl


Geisha (芸者?), geiko (芸子) or geigi (芸妓) are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games.

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Autobiography Of A Geisha
... Autobiography of a Geisha (芸者,苦闘の半生涯, Geisha, kutō no hanshōgai?, literally Geisha, Half a Lifetime of Pain and Struggle), is a book by Sayo Masuda ...
Late Chrysanthemums - Plot
... Kin, the first of the geisha, is consumed by the idea of wealth ... she is an embittered businesswoman who is insistent upon being repaid by her former geisha sisters, Tamae and Tomi ... Tamae and Tomi, both former geisha, live together ...
Geisha - In Popular Culture - In Music
... "Geisha Girl" on Foreign Love—Hank Locklin (#4 in US Country in 1957) "Lost to a Geisha Girl" on Blueberry Hill—Skeeter Davis (#15 in US Country in 1958, answer to the previous) ...
Autobiography Of A Geisha - Content of The Autobiography - Life As A Geisha
... the landowners and sold her to an okiya (geisha house) called Takenoya in Suwa ... There, due to her illiteracy and the geisha gave her another nickname, "Low", which was short for low intelligence, and she was frequently made fun of for her dark, sunburned skin, as a pale complexion was ... However, Elder Sister Karuta, the second oldest geisha in the okiya, worked with Masuda to help her through her training, starting a lifelong friendship between the two ...
Maiko Haaaan!!! - Plot
... a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called yakyuken with one ... his coworker girlfriend Fujiko (Kou Shibasaki) and makes his first ever visit to a geisha house ... Meanwhile, Fujiko decides to become an apprentice geisha ...