Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Entertainment a "Oiran"

Original Text by Hesti Setiarini, executive summary by darmansjah

DO NOT misinterpretation of the Oiran. The mention of the profession for a woman who is not entertaining certain circles in the context sexsual. I want to describe, this profession is far from anything like that. Because to be a Oiran, a woman must be capable of doing Chado (tea ceremony), ikebana (the art of flower arranging), and calligraphy.

In order to compensate for communication, one must have the intellectual Oiran above average. He must be able to speak Japanese high-only used for noble. Of course, physical beauty is primary.
In Japan, not just anyone who can use the services Oiran. Only the state officials and the rich and the formal invitation which recipient can enjoy their services. Oiran presence on the road is very easy to know. It uses complex and fancy patterned kimono and wearing more than eight barrette comb the hair in a bun, dang eta (sandals) as high as 15 centimeters. Group Oiran always accompanied by a convoy of aides and bodyguards.

Oiran own name appears in the Edo period (1600-1868). That is upscale comfort women. They only exist in some major cities, such as Kyoto, shinmachidi in Osaka, and Edo (Tokyo). In 1761, the golden age of Oiran ends. In place of publication of the geisha, entertainers equivalent Oiran and maintenance services can be enjoyed by all walks of life. Film production west, one of which, carrying a negative effect on the profession Oiran and geisha-branding as a female "entertainers". And it's wrong!.

Oiran were courtesans in Japan. The Oiran were considered a type of yūjo "woman of pleasure" or prostitute. However, they are distinguished from the yūjo in that they were entertainers, and many became celebrities of their times outside the pleasure districts. Their art and fashions often set trends among the wealthy and, because of this, cultural aspects of Oiran traditions continue to be preserved to this day.

In his time, the samurai lady called onna-bugeisha, generally work for the upper class society.

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