In Japanese culture, a geisha is a ‘person of the arts’. They are women trained in singing, dance, playing music and the art of conversation. While their duty is to please men, geishas are not to be mistaken for prostitutes.
Today, geishas can still be spotted around the historical city of Kyoto. The world of the geisha remains a very exclusive and hidden domain, reserved for only a selected few. As such, the image of a geisha has become a symbol of intrigue, mystery, allure and the power women can have over men. They represent an unattainable feminine ideal, and also a link to Japan’s almost forgotten cultural history.