Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 People / Culture

Geisha Playing A Musical Instrument

  • Photographer
    Chin-Fa Tzeng

Japanese geisha culture has always been full of mysterious artistic atmosphere to the western world. The geisha with thick white makeup plays traditional Japanese music, such as shamisen, the Japanese koto, dragon flute, shakuhachi flute, and sings and dances to make the banquet atmosphere harmonious and enjoyable for the guests and hosts. Geisha playing musical instruments needs the guidance of art-certified teachers, long-term hard-working instrument practice, and cultural training. Geisha displays and preserves Japan's rich culture in music and art.