If given the opportunity, would you become a maiko/geisha?
No way. Their aesthetic is immaculate but dedicating your entire life to be a guest-pleaser is not attractive to me.
Maybe if I actually lived in Japan in the distant past without many opportunities for freedom as a woman anyway
I would love living the life of having different generations of women together in a traditional house in Kyoto, learning many styles of performance. Your whole life is devoted to beauty and perfecting your art.
Of course moids have to ruin it and treat you like an ornamental play slave, never worthy of your own love, only a mistress for money (which still is prostitution, no matter what people say).
I guess it’s one of those things that is nice to fantasise about but would be terrible in reality.
No. Having to entertain moids all day sounds hellish.
No. Getting groped and often far worse by fat wealthy Japanese men after serving them tea and dancing for them and not even getting to keep the money afterwards sounds like a raw deal. Stylish prostitution is still prostitution.
No, that's kind of the opposite of what I do with my life. I want to be spontaneous while their life is so planned and pre-decided. No thanks.
Having just read a book about this (where the author literally inserts her shitty choice feminism spiels admist direct quotes from Japanese geisha saying how terrible and forced the job is), no, but I think if I had to pick between being a wife and a geisha when those were basically the only roles women could fill, I'd rather be a geisha. I would like to learn the shamisen, though, I love the sound of that instrument.
They serve drinks and entertain. The closest western equivalent would probably be a hooter’s girl, or servers at strip clubs.
Ntayrt but lol. Is being a geisha the weeb equivalent of wanting to be a Hooters girl when you grow up? I’m dead if true
umm that's just elaborate whoring so no lol