Thursday, November 26, 2015


Long ago I learned that Geisha are not prostitutes. That men would pay good sums of money for the company of women who are not prostitutes, that does not compute. Though thinking about this and that, it's not so strange. Anyhow, here's a video about geisha from the Japanology series:


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    1. Yes, quite. Some years ago I read the diary of a young Western woman who trained as a geisha. It was fascinating. Her name is Elizabeth Dalby.

    2. Heard of it; maybe I should read it. It probably was the inspiration for the movie which I've watched several times.

  2. Mémoires of a Geisha? She was an advisor to the production.