The culture of the Geisha originated in Japan, where they are seen as symbols of culture and grace, full of puzzling mystery. They are entertainers who can be employed as hostesses for parties and other events, whether formal or informal. The origin of the Geisha dates back roughly 1, years and over that time, some of their skills have adapted in parallel to modernism. Typically a Geisha will perform a range of duties and their most well known skills include dancing, classical music and a number of games. Present day Geisha continue to reside in traditional Geisha houses known as Okiya, and traditional instruments such as the drums, shakuhachi and shamisen are still practiced today. Geishas of the present era are still expected to master traditional songs and poetry as well as the art of calligraphy.
Kamogawaodori is a geisha performances, apprentices and confirmed in Pontocho Kaburenjo theater in Kyoto. The word geisha literally means "artisan". These artists practice the traditional Japanese arts, and are purveyors of Japanese culture. The profession of a geisha , was officially recognized in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Geisha or geiko are professional entertainers who attend guests during meals, banquets and other occasions. They are trained in various traditional Japanese arts , such as dance and music, as well as in the art of communication. Their role is to make guests feel at ease with conversation, drinking games and dance performances.
Many women of various ages are visiting shops and studios in Kyoto that offer lessons on how to dress and behave like maiko, the young entertainers of Kyoto's hanamachi entertainment districts known for their beautiful clothing, glamorous white makeup and graceful behaviour. Maiko are apprentice geiko, the term used in Kyoto for geisha. Maiko are usually aged from about 15 to 20 and perform Japanese dance for guests at banquets.