The Geisha of Japan: Past and the Present you should know about (2024 Guide)

Almost everyone heard about a film and a book named ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ that tell the story about the life of geisha girl in Japan during WWII. ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ is probably the most famous geisha book and a film that are well-known in the western world.
It is a beautiful story about a woman who was forced to become a musician and a dancer, who didn’t have any choice, was sold to the rich man and earned her place in a prestigious geisha world.
However, it is just a story. And I bet that you are wondering what actually is a geisha girl and are there still real geisha communities in Japan? Don’t worry all your answers are going to be answered.
In this post, I am going to talk about various geisha facts and history, and where to find modern geisha while roaming around Japan. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, and scroll down to start reading.

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