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Oiran vs. Geisha

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    Posted: 29 Aug 2009 at 18:47
There are different between an Oiran and a Geisha. Nonetheless, are these group of women still an important element in Japanese culture in modern day as some might think, Geisha is an outdated idea and profession. Geisha or Geiku is considered as woman of art where she can play music or dance . Meanwhile, an oiran is a high class courtesan or prostitute.





Geisha (Older sister- 2nd from left) and three Maiko (by tinafish_03 -flickr)



Oiran.. wearing the highest heel and different hair deco from geisha. (by demipoulpe - flickr)






sources:-
http://blog.japundit.com/archives/2006/01/25/1905/
http://www.tressugar.com/1573126
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oiran


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A video clip shows an Oiran performance.. it's very fascinating..




Edited by cahaya - 09 Sep 2009 at 21:17
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