of the February Get-Together
by Kevin & Lorraine
Report of the February
Thank you to
John and Jeanette Simpson for coming
along to give us a talk on the true fact on
Society” in Japan.
They brought along some beautiful outfits
and some headdresses
as well as explaining the essence of Geisha
Albeit far from the West’s fictionalisation
of the Geisha being a
Prostitute, they are, as the Japanese
interpretation of Gei – Sha,
talented or artistic person. Yes they
entertain the guests but with
song, dance, music and witty conversation.
As well as games
which to the Western eyes, appear distinctly
John spoke of the many years of training
goes into the Geisha life
and the more successful are of mature years.
Many thousands of
pounds are spent on outfits. Some priced
between £5000 - £7500
per outfit and there are seasonal variations
as well. So many
Geisha are sponsored by the “Ochay” or Tea
John showed many slides and passed around
parts of the
headdress to demonstrate the detail and
contribute to its beauty. It was also very
interesting to hear the
background throughout the years how the
Geisha have been an
integral part of the Japanese culture.
We found it a very informative afternoon and
on your behalf would
like to again thank John & Jeanette for a
very interesting talk.
We would also like to thank Gill White for
organising the talk and
the ladies and gents who help with the
refreshments and thank
you to Roger on the raffle that rose £72.00.
-- Kevin & Lorraine