For the Danish heavy metal band, see Geisha (Danish band). Geisha are an Australian pop rock band, which formed in 1983 as Geisha Detail with founding mainstay Chris Doheny on lead vocals and guitar (later also on bass guitar). Their highest charting single, "Part Time Love Affair" (1986), peaked at No. 24 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. They issued two albums, Geisha (October 1985) and Midnight to Dawn (October 1987), before disbanding in April 1988
Geisha (芸者) (/ˈɡeɪʃə/; Japanese: ), geiko (芸子), or geigi (芸妓) are Japanese women who entertain through performing the ancient traditions of art, dance and singing, and are distinctively characterized by their wearing of kimono and oshiroi makeup. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are not the Eastern equivalent of a prostitute; a misconception originating in the West due to interactions with Japanese oiran courtesans, whose traditional attire is similar to that of geisha.
A geisha is a traditional Japanese entertainer. Often confused with a courtesan, or a prostitute, geisha instead are known for their distinct make-up and attire, their elegant and graceful dance, and their demure conversation. Evolving in the mid-eighteenth century, from the pleasure houses of Japan where courtesans would entertain the samurai, the first geisha were actually men, who entertained the guests with drums and music. However, the men were gradually replaced with female dancers, referred to as geiko, who proved much more successful and popular. 8 Geisha in popular culture. Films featuring geisha.
|Where Does That Leave Me?||3:45|
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|EMX 430031||Geisha||Geisha (LP, Album)||EMI||EMX 430031||Australia||1985|
|TC-EMX -430031||Geisha||Geisha (Cass, Album)||EMI||TC-EMX -430031||Australia||1985|
|AR-5028||Geisha||Geisha (CD, Album, RM)||Almacantar Records||AR-5028||US||2007|
|DDR1001||Geisha||Geisha (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Diamond Dog Records||DDR1001||Australia||2008|