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Dr. Campbell. a 20+year resident of Kyoto and a professor of history and religion a a university there, gave a fascinating review of the unique world of the geisha. He described the history of the field (who knew there used to be male geisha?) and also the post-war evolution that led to the current geisha scene in Kyoto. Photos and classic woodblock prints illustrated various aspects of a geisha’s training and daily life. Made me want to experience geisha culture myself one day’
Oops, I did it again! Missed it, but await the recording.
I am certain it was wonderful, as Dr Campbell always is.
This was a most interesting, well-researched and clearly organized presentation about Kyoto Geishas,, past and present. A very enjoyable and enlightening lecture!
Dr. Campbell's presentation about geisha in Kyoto was a pleasure to attend. He has great command of his subject matter and uses the example of a young woman who trained as a geisha to good effect as he shares the process. The presentation of answers to FAQ at the end was a great addition. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the 90 minutes sped by.
It was excellent. Provided a lot of information and answered my questions. Very well organized.