The word ‘exotic’ can be defined in many different ways, spanning many cultures and different periods of time. Every single persons definition is different, depending on where they live; their nations’ relationships with other countries; and their own family’s particular ideologies. The focus of this essay, is to outline the differences between Western and Japanese methods of design, (including...
Japanese Culture and The Darker Side of Fashion
Western society has a misconception that Geisha are at the mercy of men. We believe they are ‘playthings’, who do as they are told, with almost no limits as to how far those demands may go. This judgment is absolutely invalid, as western society does not have an equivalent to provide a comparison. How then, can we fully understand Geisha? Prostitution is not a similar vocation by any...