Travelogue Japan: Higashi Chaya Geisha District, Kanazawa

Geishas are traditional Japanese female entertainers, trained to perform in classical music, dance, games and conversation. Films like Memoirs of A Geisha have popularised geishas in the West, but it was executed in such a way that I felt it fetishised the role, creating misconceptions on what it really entails. Geishas are by no means prostitutes – something that the fellow media guy I was … Continue reading Travelogue Japan: Higashi Chaya Geisha District, Kanazawa