Japan's first Male Geisha
Who says men can't rock that floral kimono?
Japan recently had its first ever registered Caucasian Geisha, Sayuki
Now welcome Japan's first male Geisha, in actual female kimono and make up, Eitaro.
Eitaro, Geisha from the district of Asakusa
According to the article he has been dancing (Japanese traditional dance) since he was very young. He often played feminine roles.
Eitaro's mother and grandmother were both Geisha. His mother recently
passed away from cancer, and to ensure the survival of the Geisha tradition Eitaro decided to continue the family tradition as male Geisha. Eitaro is now one of the proprietress
of the Matsunoya tea house and okiya (geisha boarding house). Eitaro is featured in this video, he is the one dancing in the black kimono: Art of Geisha
Matsunoya okiya (Geisha house) official website: Geisha Matsunoya
I found this in a Japanese news article mentioned in another website, however, the person breifly translated it so I can't provide the full translation but here is the link for the source anyways: Source (In Japanese)
Geisha in Japan now set up personal blogs and official websites to help promote the tradition. Japanese girls can even enquire to be a Geisha via e-mail.
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