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Eitarou - Tokyo’s male geisha

1. Pracitising the shamisen in his apartment

2. Discussing a new stage outfit with kimono shop owners - Akira and Sachiko Taniguchi

3. Praying in front of a photograph of his mother who also was a geisha

4. Casual style while walking around Tokyo

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oshlh said:

BEAUTIFUL PERSON AWARD! Once you are given this award, you are supposed to paste it in the ask of 8 people who deserve it. If you break the chain nothing will happen, but it’s sweet to know someone thinks your beautiful inside and out you deserve it lovely♥

Daily Mail:

“Finishing touches: Eitaro adjusts his wig as fellow geisha check their kimono - there are still male geisha who dress in men’s kimono and usually perform as drummers and singers alongside female geisha”

Those “male geisha in men’s kimono” are called taikomochi and they play an obvious male role at ozashiki, some kind of ringleader. However, Eitarou is extraordinary man - he plays the female role, in female kimono, dancing female dances. He has nothing in common with taikomochi as he is a regular geisha in Tokyo.

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Daily Mail:

“Eitarou gets instruction on geisha wig styling from professional stylist Terafumi Shigemori, right, at the stylist’s studio in Tokyo”

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Eitarou is now in popular demand as a stage performer and television personality. Following the death of his mother, he took over his mother’s role as geisha house master and with his sister, Maika, oversees a group of six geisha performers.

Watch on geisha-kai.tumblr.com

Eitarou, the male geisha, performing a dance (maybe it’s called Yoizakura?)

I think I’m in love with him.

Watch on okiya.tumblr.com

Ozashiki asobi - Male Geisha Eitarou (blue) from Shinagawa, Tokyo

第42回まつ乃家大宴会8 (by 一秀 山谷)

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