Geishakai

Geishakai

Creating online content about the traditional culture of Kyoto

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About Geishakai

Hello! My name is Maria and, since 2011, I'm an owner of a blog about Japanese culture and geisha. I'm passionate about their culture and I've been studying it for over 15 years now.

It all started with a visit at the local Japanese museum. A lady, dressed in a stunning kimono, gave me a summer fan (uchiwa) as a souvenir. This fan had a lovely ukiyo-e drawing of a geisha. I was only 4 years old but this image hypnotized me back then. Later, I've started investigating this culture very carefully.
Upon an invitation from a former Gion Kobu geiko, I moved to Kyoto in 2018 and started working with one ochaya as an interpreter and a culture specialist. I've spent nearly 2 years working arm-in-arm every day with geiko and maiko of Gion. 
I'm a university professor in Japan now and I've published two academic dissertations about geisha already! My website | Instagram E-mail
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Your support allows me to book many geisha events in Kyoto, so I can be closer to this world and share the knowledge with you on my site!
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