Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beer Garden Geisha?

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao filed a report from Kyoto on the changing world of the Geisha.

Japan is still stuck its twenty year economic slump, and was recently surpassed by China as the world's second-largest economy.  The tough economic times have opened up the secret society of the Geisha.

A Geisha's prestige and value is entirely dependent on what their clients are willing to spend for their time.  It takes years to study and master the craft and the woman as a final product should be a work of art.

Geishas have existed for hundreds of years and their numbers reached its zenith in the early 1900s with around 80,000 trained Geishas.  Today they number fewer than a 1000.

Geishas in training have been turning to rooftop beer gardens and other establishments open to the general public to finacially support themselves as the client list of wealthy Japanese men willing to pay for their services decreases each year.

I would totally pay $40 to drink beer with a Geisha in training.  I will add that to my to do list on my next visit to Japan.


CalDavis said...

Man, Northeast Asians (and the expats who move there) are douchebags.

chenlina said...

ray ban sunglasses outlet
michael kors outlet
jordan retro 11
michael kors handbags
cheap air jordans
louis vuitton outlet
replica watches
ugg boots sale
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
uggs boots for men
kate spade handbags
fitflop clearance
north face jackets
tory burch outlet online
abercrombie & fitch
abercrombie outlet
giuseppe zanotti
coach clearance
coach outlet online
ugg sale
ugg boots for women
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
cheap air max
coach outlet
nfl jerseys wholesale
ugg boots sale
michaek kors
ugg boots
abercrombie outlet
coach outlet
ray bans
canada goose outlet store
coach factory outlet
uggs on sale
toms wedges
nike running shoes for women
ugg australia

John said...

coach outlet
oakley sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet store online
canada goose jackets
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton bags
louis vuitton outlet
nike free 5.0
coach outlet store
michael kors outlet
hollister clearance
tod's shoes
pandora outlet
michael kors outlet
uggs outlet
true religion outlet
oakley vault
gucci outlet
lebron james shoes 13
cheap toms
tod's shoes
concord 11
hollister kids
swarovski crystal
louis vuitton handbags
ralph lauren outlet
ugg boots on sale
ray ban sunglasses uk
air max 90
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton purses
oakley outlet
hollister clothing
cheap toms
the north face outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
ugg boots

Hua Cai said...

michael kors handbags
coach outlet clearance
cheap ugg boots
true religion jeans outlet
tiffany jewellery
babyliss pro
true religion sale
longchamp handbags
chaussure louboutin
louis vuitton pas cher
cheap uggs
louis vuitton pas cher
polo ralph lauren outlet
football shirts
michael kors handbags
calvin klein underwear
louis vuitton bags
michael kors factory outlet
abercrombie and fitch
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ralph lauren
beats by dr dre
oakley sunglasses
nike free running
christian louboutin shoes
cartier watches for sale
fitflops clearance
asics,asics israel,asics shoes,asics running shoes,asics israel,asics gel,asics running,asics gel nimbus,asics gel kayano
michael kors outlet clearance
coach outlet
michael kors handbags
tiffany jewellery
burberry outlet store
vans shoes
ralph lauren pas cher

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...