Geisha always wear beautiful, elaborate, and expensive kimono that are 'tied' at the middle with a thick sash-like cloth called an obi.
The Geisha girl is a beautiful woman, so she's a symbol of beauty. A geisha girl with her head decapitated means the opposite of peace.
It depends. For instance, Medusa's (y'know, snake haired lady?) severed head means so many things. When she was decapitated, her head was flown back to Athena's crib by some guy. The blood spilt created life, but when her head got there, it had the same power of turning anyone that looked at it to stone. It symbolizes mental and psycological strength really. Strength beyond the body.
Floor mats in traditional Japanese homes are called Tatami Mats.
Geisha obi are roughly about 12" to 14" wide, and 12ft to 15ft long.
Geisha is a Japanese Word. it basically means, artist. because they practise many arts. A Geisha is a Japanese woman who entertains people (usually men), with classical Japanese arts. She is skilled in singing, dancing, playing musical instruments for example, shamisen. serving food, drinks like sake, and tea, and practiced in conversation. The word Geisha is written 芸者 in Japanese, and means an artistic performer, or an entertainer. The traditional age of a geisha to start their training is three years and three days. She becomes apprenticed also known as a maiko to a senior, often retired Geisha, and during this many years long apprenticeship she is called a Maiko (舞子), which means a child dancer. One of the best places to learn about a geisha is the Blog of a Maiko in Kyoto, Japan. It is at http://ichi.dreamblog.jp/ If you cannot read Japanese, there is an English version at http://ichi.dreamblog.jp/2/17/
Geisha are paid performing artists. They never take part in sexual acts with their customers.
Prostitutes sell their bodies for money.
According to Google research, the Geisha is a symbol of "traditional values" in Japanese culture. Gieshas are not seen as women of ill repute as often thought. (Geisha have been confused with the high-class courtesan of the Edo Period known as oiran, from whom they evolved.)
The closest English translation of the proper noun "geisha" would be artist/performing artist.
They are artisans that train for long periods of time (taking many years of work before becoming a full-fledged geisha), therefor they could, in some sense, symbolize perseverance.
There also seems to be a lot of secrecy represented in their lifestyle.
Geisha usually never carry weapons.
A Danna to a Geisha is her main patron. He will often pay for many of her expenses; rent, kimono, kanzashi, wigs, make-up etc.. He does not have exclusive rights to her company or sexual favors, though if the Geisha so chooses to have that sort of relationship with him that is up to her.
She will still have other clients to entertain, but her Danna will come first if he has an engagement that he wishes her to attend with him.
Geisha wear expensive silk Kimono that are specially made for them, along with specific Obi and a Tabi on their feet.
Their attire always matches with the season. There are specific colours they wear depending on what season, occasion, and day it is.
Geisha are living works of art. They carry on the ancient traditions of music, dance, conversation, tea ceremony, and costume to entertain their clients.
It left a stain on their skin after years of use. It also made their skin more leathery.
Mostly due to the lead content in the old makeup.
Unless you have a connection that can get you an introduction to a teahouse, or unless you can hire a geisha through a hotel, chances are no amount of money is going to get you a meeting with a geisha. However, there is at least one service that allows foreigners to hire a Geisha or maiko -- if you look up "Kyoto Sights and Nights" you can find more information on it. If you use a service like that, expect to pay a minimum of $500 per person.
There is a book called 'Little Songs of the Geisha', it may help you in what you wish to know.
It is a symbol of transitioning into the afterlife in peace.
Traditionally geishas would paint their entire face perfectly white, even their eyebrows and lips. They would extend the paint down their neck, to where the clothing started, and created a double point pattern down the upper back. then they would use a very dark color to paint over the eyebrows to make them perfectly shaped, high and arched. Next they would paint their lips bright red and perfectly shaped. Also to to google.com and search for images of a geisha for more examples.
The Chinese equivalent of a Japanese Geisha is known as Yi Ji or Qinglou Nuzi, as far as I can tell.
* Sea of Japan (East Sea) * Pacific Ocean * East China Sea (to the southwest) * Korea Strait * Sea of Okhotsk (to the north)
its called makeup there hun :)
It depends on how skilled at it she is, but roughly an hour.
Because they are historically associated with the Samurai and Kabuki theatre,and when they were in the dark they would be able to see each other.