Welcome to GeishaGold.com an opportunity to learn about geisha, history, culture and the arts. Here you will find information about geisha dress, hairstyles, behavior, communication, artistry, literature and much more.
1. To get started, choose "register" (top of page far right).
2. You will get a confirmation email with the following language:
"Hello [Your Name],
Thanks for your interest in joining our site. Please verify your email address in order to activate your membership. To confirm, use the link below."
"Yes, I'd like to join this site "
Konnichiwa! This website was originally created to provide content for our lessons at Amatsu Okiya in SecondLife. The original site was amatsuokiya.com, but that domain was lost (someone else runs that now), so our content was moved to geishagold.com. If you one of our students, you are using this website as a foundation for your classes. Complete and submit assignments to your SecondLife sister or Okaasan as directed.
The intent of GeishaGold is to offer a taste of information about Geisha life and culture. In a most humble way we hope our presentation honors the work of professional women who were and are true geisha. **This website is not meant to substitute for real geisha training or to be all inclusive of information. Much of the information here has been gathered from books and other sites online. Credit is given on the appropriate pages. Other content is my own. Please notify me if you wish to use any of the information here.
Please see the column of chapter headings on the left side of the page. Let's take a moment to review these. Be aware that the site is dynamic and updates may be applied!
Guestbook is a great place to post a message or introduce yourself
Lessons are under rank headings like: Shikomi Lessons, Minarai Lessons, Maiko Lessons. The rank of Geisha is earned upon successful completion of lessons and for those of you in SecondLife, recommendations for graduation. Participation in events is factored in to your success.
Lesson Forums allow for short discussions and comments. Use this like a message board. Messages in forums are usually displayed in chronological order or as a threaded discussion. Your comment may be a response to someone or a new comment pertaining to the corresponding lesson.
Class Discussions and Literary Contributions are "cleaned up" to keep current.
Also see the new wiki area and feel free to post on the pages there... Let me know if you would like another category added... email me at email@example.com and please start the subject line with "GeishaGold".
Thank you for your interest in this website. Enjoy your journey wherever it may lead. Please take a moment to view some of our pictures below - courtesy Kati Palen.