Carpe Diem #1163 geisha, the beauty of Japan

Traditional Geisha  were Japanese preforming artists skilled in music, song dance, and conversation, among other things.  One of the traditional instruments is the Shamisen. It is a three stringed instrument.  You could probably compare it to an American banjo.  The Shamisen has around 5 styles of play,  The Tsugaru style was my favorite.


By Unknown Artist, Unknown School (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

alone on the stage
young geisha kneels to play
her shamisen


for the geisha
even eating and serving
is an art



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