Geisha, geiko or geigi are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various arts such as classical music, dance, games and conversation, mainly to entertain not only male customers but also female customers today.
Geisha, like all Japanese nouns, has no distinct singular or plural variants. The word consists of two kanji, 芸 (gei) meaning “art” and 者 (sha) meaning “person” or “doer”. The most literal translation of geisha into English would be “artist”, “performing artist”, or “artisan.”
A male geisha is called Taikomochi.
geisha in modest movements
sends scent of lily
Last time in Budapest I went to an exhibition about geisha. I saw many beautiful things from Japan. Sadly I wasn’t allowed to take photos.
Today I went to the castle area on Buda Hills. So nice weather. I walked along both east and west side. On west side the sun prepared for sunset …
in purple blue sky
wanting you so much – to
walk by my side
… it was that kind of atmosphere … poetry popping up in my head … thoughts insisting on attention … in league with my fantasy …
Walking and talking. We would have a great time. I would struggle with my English. Being inspired by your way of using words in your poetic way. We would talk about life, places we have visited – wanting to visit, life philosophy, humanity in the world – the lack of humanity …
same air under lasting sun – moment
awaiting the kiss
Then a Miniatyr Schnauzer – pepper and salt – caught my attention. So cute – szép, I said to it’s mother. She looked happy. We talked a little. The dog was a bit worried. Looking after the dad all the time, she said.
Then I spoke to some American turists because they thought – the smart crows solving a problem together in a wastebasket – were ravens. I wouldn’t let them go on thinking that so I told them it was crows. And we talked about how smart some birds can be. Even they can learn about traffic lights.
Now I feel almost like I have practiced the geisha role. Being entertaining a little … so I decided I was worth a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream.
Off I went to Anna café, Váci utca to watch people pass.
a lonely bird
searching for the flock
topped with cream
… and you know what!
The male servant – the Taikomochi – failed. Only milk foam.
He forgot the whipped cream!
Geisha left … not too happy … 😉 …
….. went off with a smile … of course!
Carpe Diem #1163 geisha, the beauty of Japan.