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A History of the Geisha

Talks - General Interest; Talks - History

Event Description

Perhaps one of the first things we think about when Japan is mentioned is the tradition of Geisha. The original Geisha hardly resembled the modern Geisha as they were men. However, by 1780, women were dominating the profession and by the 1920s there were about 80,000 Geishas in Japan. Now there are about 1000. They are professional entertainers trained in a variety of Japanese arts. The training can take as long as a medical degree. This talk will take you through the history of this very interesting tradition.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Sandy Leong

Meet The Speaker, Sandy

Sandy Leong is an historian, passionate about bringing history to life and is a lively and entertaining speaker. She has a popular series of entertaining, light hearted talks on general historical subjects. However she specialises in the Tudors, an exciting time in the country as it was changing fast; and in the Viking period, who are much more than the stereotype of raiders in horned helmets. She is an international, professional speaker, and published author.

Preparing for the Event

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