This is my final post of Geishaology. In this post, I am going to write about classes about Geisha. Through more than 10 classes, we students could study a lot about Geisha.
In 1stclass, that was the first time we met each other、and teacher told us about what we study in this class. In 2ndclass, we watched a movie about Geisha trainee, and learn about their training process. In 3rdclass, we lerned about life of Geisha in older years watching movie. In 4thclass, we learned about flower and willow world – city, country, port, hot springs geisha districts. In 5thclass, we learned KOUTA MUSIC, geisha music and performance. In 6thclass, we learned about history of Geisha. The class is very interesting for me, and I thought I would like to study about it more. In 7thclass, we learned about makeup and kimono. It was also interesting, because I found the big difference from now. In 8thclass, we watched an actual geisha dance. In this class, we actually went to “Shinbashienbujyou” and had a good time. In 9thclass, we learn about foreign views of geisha. In addition to these class, we experienced Hangyokuhenshin and geisha banquet. In hangyokuhenshin class, we went to monzennakatyou, Tokyo, and help female students’ Hangyokuhenshin. After that, we went out to a shrine and took many pictures. It was so fun. Besides this class, we went to geisha banquet in Gokurakuji, Kanagawa. It was first time for me to experience geisha banquet. We could eat Japanese traditional foods and could appreciate the real geisha arts. We were fascinated by them so much.
Overall, we could learn about a lot of things about Geisha systematically, comprehensively, and effectively. Especially, practical class was very interesting for me. I think it was really good experience for me.I would like to show my appreciation to Sayukisensei.