Evening all....I have been very slack of late and not much of anything has been achieved. The one figure I have managed to get done is this Reaper Bones plastic courtesan. I came across her on our local auction website along with a dancing girl for the princely sum of $6. The seller had quite a number of "Bones" figures for sale, so I bought another pair as well, and including postage it might have been $20, which I was fine with paying
When the figures arrived, I was struck by how tall they are, but I think I can still make them work. There is nothing in the Reaper description to indicate the figure should be a Geisha or even Oriental, and there are very nicely painted examples online where she is a blonde European - but I instantly thought her hair style suggested the Far East and so here she is, ready to join my Pulp adventures in some capacity or other!
Geisha (芸者) (/ˈɡeɪʃə/; Japanese: [ɡeːɕa]),also known as geiko (芸子) (in Kyoto and Kanazawa) or geigi (芸妓) are a class of female Japanese performing artists and entertainers trained in traditional Japanese performing arts styles, such as dance, music and singing, as well as being proficient conversationalists and hosts. Their distinct appearance is characterised by long, trailing kimono, traditional hairstyles and oshiroi make-up. Geisha entertain at parties known as ozashiki, often for the entertainment of wealthy clientele, as well as performing on stage and at festivals.
Modern geisha are not prostitutes.
(I thought it important to emphasise the last point!)