Mention Geisha and a hundred and one images of beautiful young Japanese women, dressed in the traditional Kimono, will immediately spring to mind. However, in western society the history and art of the Geisha is shrouded in mystery and fraught with controversy. Even well researched Hollywood movies on the subject have faced cultural obstacles, and the Geisha code of silence has proved to be equally as inscrutable as these remarkable women themselves. This fascinating exploration of the Geisha will take you on an enlightening journey of discovery into the secret world of Japanese society. Uncover the origins of the Geisha, who in the first instance were all male, and follow their evolution through to the 21st Century. Let the ancient traditions of Japan open your mind to a more elegant and genteel way of life, which values all the Arts, in every form, and the frequently overlooked skills of polite conversation. Step back in time to an age of tradition and culture, normally hidden from public view that has preserved the art of the Geisha for all eternity.