Geisha

Geisha

Carpe Diem #1163 geisha, the beauty of Japan

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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.

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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

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for the geisha
even eating and serving
is an art

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