Presentation on theme: "げいしゃ 芸者 GEISH A By Jessica and Kelsey. The Geisha Geisha are traditional female entertainers Perform art such as: - classical - music - dance - games."— Presentation transcript:
The Geisha Geisha are traditional female entertainers Perform art such as: - classical - music - dance - games The word geisha consists of two different kanji, 芸 (gei) the meaning of art, 者 (sha) meaning a “person.”
Apprentice geisha are called Maiko ( まいこ ), 舞 (mai) meaning “dancing” and 子 (ko) as the meaning of “child” A trainee is referred to as han’gyoku [ はん ‘ ぎょく ( 半玉 )] Other wise know as a “half-jewel” There are 3 stages to becoming a geisha. Takes about five and a half years. Full-fledged geishas are called “Geiko.” To become a Maiko/Geisha the han’gyoku would have to pass a dance performance
Makeup First a wax or oil applied to skin. White powder mixed with water into a paste. An un-whitened area on the neck forming a “W”. -This creates the illusion of a mask. Lips filled in with a small paint brush MMost their makeup consists of reds and pinks Maikos wear the heavy white face makeup almost all the time. Once she has become a geisha they do more simple makeup and hair. Maikos wear the heavy white face makeup almost all the time. Once she has become a geisha they do more simple makeup and hair.
Confusion between Geisha And “Geesha” The geesha’s are a type of prostitute. The geesha girls would originally dress in a kimono, looking like real geisha’s. Americans who did not know Japan’s culture would assume they were geisha’s. They didn’t know there is a difference between a costume and an actual geisha. The words “geesha girl,” came from a mispronunciation of the word Geisha Geesha’s tie their obi in the front Geishas are not allowed to have any relationship with their clients Geisha’s tie their obi in the back
1. T he first Geisha were actually men RANDOM FACTS ABOUT GEISHA’S 2. Maiko apply sugar water on top of their lip coloring to give them a shine 3. Slept with their heads on supports to keep their hair perfect. 4. Their wigs cost 2,000 US dollars 5. They need to be as anonymous as possible. 6. Geisha white face make-up used to be made with lead. 7. Not allowed to be married, if they married they had to stop being a geisha. 8. Traditional geisha hairstyle can cause balding on the top of the head.
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