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Meet Japan’s Only Male Geisha

I have a sick fascination with all things Geisha. This story of male Geisha put a nice twist on traction.

Male geisha actually predate female geisha in Japan, but as the popularity of the art form declined in post-World War II Japan, the male geisha — or taikomochi — began to disappear. Today, men drum alongside geisha, but it seems only Eitaro performs as a woman. According to the Daily Mail, he does what he does in order to further his mother’s goal of reviving the geisha culture.


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