Comment from: Calley [Visitor]
I was wondering if Sayuki could explain how she came into contact with her okiya and how she was accepted and such. I’m looking to join one as well, being American it’ll be difficult, but I’d like to at least work as hard as I can to become what I want.
Have you checked her website http://www.sayuki.net/ It says “For information about how to call geisha, or to book dinner with geisha at a tea-house, just contact Sayuki via this website. Sayuki is planning to start a blog, in the meantime please sign to her Facebook fan page so she can keep in contact with you.”
Comment from: memyselfandi [Visitor]
I believe the American Liza Dalby was the first ever foreign geisha.
right ok im from the uk and im 12 years old and i destin to be a geisha/ geiko it intrests me so much and this christmas im going to start learning japanese will i be able to speak fluent when im 15 and also i envy sayuki so much and i would like to know her fan page on face book shes very inspiring to me to keep my hope up to become geisha when people ask me what i want to be im not afraid to say it ill put so much into this to become one ^^
Wow! There is still no facebook fan page, only a newsletter you can subscribe to… http://www.sayuki.net/
thx also do you think i could speak fluently in japanese in just 3 years or if not fluent maybie good
of course. it’s easy to learn languages when you’re young.
lorenz i would like to thank you so very much youve put my hopes up even more your defintley a angel and i know im overflowing you with questions wich i am very grateful and u sure are a good person i would just like to ask i know this maybe silly but do you knock on the doors in japan? and what city is most likley to accepts me because i would either like to go to tokyo or kyoto could u maybie choose a suitable city for me thank you very much for all your awnsers
Comment from: Julia Nester [Visitor]
I would like to add, that it much easier to learn, when you are living in that country. Learning from books and talking with teacher would give you the base, but you wouldn’t hear the language music. Because every language has his own melody. And to get know it perfectly you should visit the country for couple of weeks (after courses of course).
im having a japanese tutor teach me japanese
and also im am getting a correct speach thing and wont go on to he other word til i get it right plus nest year im going to japan anyway lol
Wow, next year Japan. The best thing is to travel around and find out which is best for you. You can’t decide that here
lol no im going for a holiday next year XD i have three years lol before i try and be accepted into a okiya lol
Comment from: Angels [Visitor]
Liza Dalby was the first anthropologist to conduct fieldwork amongst Geisha and to be known as such in 1975, as aoi-me no geisha.
You ought to read her ethnography is a classic and a must!
yes but fiona was the acctual proper first foreighn geisha liza dably did live with geisha but she didnt do the proper practises but i do agrre she did be a geisha but i wudent say a officaial geisha
would i have medical test if i went to try to particiapate to become geisha and if they do what kind os medical test
can some one please awnser my question about the medical stuff also umm do you have to learn the kyoto dialect before you try and go into a geisha house lol very big thank i want the honest right awnser thank you mostly from lorenz lorenz i can count on more lol but if anyone knows the awnser please telll me i love you all very much