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The Foreign Geisha in Japan

DavidShigure

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I've spent some time in Japan, and outside of Japan doing various research on the different aspects of Japanese Culture, which I'm sure a million other people have been doing for years.
When I started to learn about the Geisha, I was blindly under the assumption that only a Japanese national could become a Geisha, and even for them it was hard.
And then I stumbled upon this:
[video=youtube;B6ymVTPblLk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ymVTPblLk[/video]
A foreign Geisha, who struggled and eventually made it into the closed world of the Geisha. It was interesting, and I'm still researching it as of now. Does anyone else have any more stories on the success of foreign Geisha, and/or the current situation regarding Geisha as a whole? Things like training requirements, district differences, details like that?
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