One the highlights of my recent trip to Tokyo was getting a geisha makeover at Cocomo Spa. I’ve read and loved Memoirs of a Geisha, particularly the whole involved process of how they prepare to face the public as geisha, and I wanted to experience that for myself. This video is about that transformation.
I hate to tell you this… but you were dressed like an Oiran. An Oiran was a high class prostitute. They literally pulled a fast one on you. They dressed you up like a prostitute then sent you out onto the streets… people were smiling and giggling and taking pictures because you were walking around like that. The only time an Oiran was walking around was to ‘display the goods’. They didn’t dress you up like a Geisha because honestly, that takes YEARS of work and respect to develop. And you did not do your research and didn’t know they were literally coloring you up as a whore.
Don’t bother telling her. Me and several others have politely pointed out her mistake, but it was deleted in 5 minutes.
Mine said: ”I understand you want to experience many different things when going to Japan. However, I think it could be percieved as quite insulting that you call yourself a “sexy geisha” when 1) you’re not informed enough to understand you are dressed up as an oiran, and 2) you base the desire for this experience on a book that is a complete misrespresentation of the true expierences. Please inform yourself better before putting stuff like this on the internet, for both the sake of others and yourself.”
Another friend of mine just stated the differences between oiran and geisha garment, but even that was removed.
She obviously doesn’t wanna hear it. Instead of admitting she made a mistake and will be more cautious in the future, she just tries to make it seem as if everything is perfectly fine.
So no, I don’t feel sorry for this narcissistic piece of poo who can’t handle anything other than “OMGGG YOU’RE SO AMAZING/PRETTY/COOL” & other compliments.
And I should point out, I did down play the prestige of the Oiran. Yes, they were prostitutes… but that is the only language equvilency in English. In fact, they were considered the top of the top in sexual arts. So much so, that they were married off to Samurai and merchants sons. So I apologize to anyone who thought I was slut shamming the Oiran, it was not my intention, I was just trying to make the distinction between Oiran and Geisha.
HAHAHA! White chick going over to Japan to be a insta-Geisha. That’s like me watching a few episodes of E.R. and thinking I’m an emergency room doctor …when in reality, I wouldn’t even be able to fill the shoes of an E.R. orderly.
Reblogged from the-real-goddamazon (Originally from mylifesatripblog)
So tomorrow (Jan 12) I get to add yet another set of puppy years to my life.
I am having a bit of anxiety about MAL. Last year MAL left me in pieces perhaps I failed myself but I ended up leaving in a panic and couldn’t handle it. I was alone and didn’t know what to do with myself at the event….
Happy birthday puppy and I sincerely hope you find what you are looking for. All good pups such as yourself deserve a good owner! :)
But of course one of these pieces is extra special as it is new….my cycle shorts!!!!!! So forgive the cropped view but I’am in love with them. Plus the 4 way zippers which are perfect for a pup =). Also my rubber gloves, shirt, and restraints…..thats just one piece from a larger shipment of early birthday presents i got myself.
So sexy! I just wanna take you out for a long walk and give you belly rubs! :)