Spending time with a geisha was once something reserved for those who could take a trip to Japan. That all changed due to pandemic-related restrictions, so some geisha decided to bring themselves to the people (well, to the people’s screens).
Meet Geisha, a tourist-oriented geisha group that teaches cultural traditions in Kanagawa prefecture, pivoted to video in May. They’ve been running weekly 30-minute experiences over Zoom since. It’s given people outside the country a chance to learn about the culture, as well as employment for the geisha who make a living around human interaction.