This weekend I have been binge watching anything and everything “Geisha” related in programs. It is interesting to see how the culture has evolved, over time, to what it is now. The profession has always been shrouded in much controversy, with some believing that the Geishas are little more than high-class prostitutes. The Geisha has always and still is revered by Japan. We too, have such a fascination, with them, because the Geisha is as mysterious as she is beautiful. The documentaries that I watched took me on a rare journey into a hidden world traditionally closed to the western eye, where the rich traditions of Geisha bloom in the ancient capital of Japan’s Kyoto City.
The Geisha are part of a centuries old tradition that made them a vital part of that country’s society and history. There are a lot of misconceptions as to what Geishas are. I learned that the modern Geishas are usually hired to attend to guests, who are predominantly and traditionally male, during banquets, meals, parties, and other occasions or events where she demonstrates her skills through various avenues, such as dancing to music played on the shamisen, initiating games, the art of conversation, (no social media there..lol), and more. There is nothing sexual about them, as a lot of people think. They are very cultured female entertainers.
I found their world very interesting and enlightening. So I dug around in my inventory and made this look. A real life Geisha, would never dress like this, but hey, I live in Second Life, so this is my fantasy and romanticized look! Also, for those interested, there is an entire community of Geishas, within Second Life, as well!
Chop Zuey MVW A Lotus for Rehana Headdress
[Ay] HadakeYukata Mini
Of by gone days when times were simpler. When sitting on the porch with your beau was a big thing. Families gathered for dinner at the table. When you ran home from school, your Mom was there, with cookies waiting. Where neighbor knew neighbor and was there for when times were good and when they were bad. Life wasn’t rushed. When you could stop on the street without fear and only anticipate a warm greeting, a doff of a hat. An era, long passed, lost in the annals of time and never to return.
Items used for story:
Chop Zuey Wilde’s Flower of Love Head Wreath at the July Dazzle Event
*HEXtraordinary* Antique Silver Cherub Lamp
Fancy Decor Printemps Mirror (antique gold)
Serenity Style Glam Wish Gloves
Other Items in post:
Apple Fall Whisky Decanter Hunt Gift – No longer available
Apple Fall Wine Glasses Hunt Gift – No longer available
Apple Fall Argentinian Malbec Hunt Gift – No longer available
This weekend I had the honor of being part of Ghee Fall/Winter 17/18 Fashion Show, The Video! We had lots of fun making it!
The collection is available, now, for purchase at Ghee