This video shows an extremely rare, beautiful and very complex Japanese Geisha Dance as performed in Niigata, Japan by professional Japanese Geisha dancers and musicians. Entirely filmed and edited by Rob Pongi. Copyright (c) 2001/2005 Rob Pongi.
October 31, 2011 Subject:
Thanks for watching
Thanks for watching, but unfortunately you are both wrong and these are, in fact, bonafide Japanese geisha. I know the family who employs them. The reason they did not wear any makeup was because this performance was for a wedding. These Geisha entertain other groups in full makeup and traditional kimono etc. but not for weddings. Especially for weddings of their employer's family.
September 1, 2010 Subject:
Not a Geisha Dance
The previous reviewer is correct: a geisha would never dance without her makeup. Never. Nor would geishas wear a peasant's head covering.
I give this two stars: if it wasn't so badly misinformed, it would be 4 stars.
October 25, 2007 Subject:
Another Non-Geisha dance
I don't know what this dance is but, it also looks like another kind of Sado performance (this one I've never seen). Anyway, the big indicator that they are NOT Geisha is that they are not wearing makeup.