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  1. 399th view gang here! I wish there should be a way for Geisha to share their culture online, and in that case I wouldn’t mind supporting them online. And Rest In Piece Hao Tang for such a precious work on creating great documentaries.

  2. The first time I ever saw a Geisha was in a National Geographic magazine when I was 6. They were the most hauntingly beautiful women I’ve ever seen.

  3. Geishas and Japanese culture really fascinate me so much! I’m from the Philippines, and my great grandmother was half Japanese and someday I want to visit Japan.

  4. She is so pretty ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’– love Japan from Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

  5. Japanese culture is amazingly beautiful. Geisha and Samurai are inspiring, Iโ€™m a Brown belt in Okinawa Guyu Ryu and love it with a passion

  6. I’ve always been engrossed by the geiko and maiko of Kyoto, but just a month or two ago I came across Tokyo geisha, and they’re just as beautiful. I love how beautifully diverse the geisha culture is in Japan. Thanks for the video Boss ๐Ÿ‘

  7. Such elegant way to show Japanese culture. I didn’t know that being a geisha was a job; i see it requires a lot of determination and discipline ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ.

    Rest in peace, Hao. Thanks for your great job ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  8. Thank you for this video, I definitely learned a lot. I love hearing the personal experiences of real people, rather than what I’ve learned through films and books. I hope Teruha will be able to keep doing what she loves and improve her craft. I’m so sorry to hear about Hao’s passing. I appreciate his hard work and I hope he is in peace.

  9. I had no I idea this practice was still alive. Im Glad they have retained this culture. The instruments were interesting and produce a great sound. The robes were very pretty as well

  10. 7:56
    Teruha has pierced ears. I thought maikos and geishas werenโ€™t allowed to pierce their ears. Did they relax the rules recently on that?

  11. Thank you Hao Tang for your great hard work. May you Rest In Peace.
    Thanks alot for remembering him, Asian Boss. Really appreciate it. ๐Ÿ’œ

  12. Loved the interview. Being able to see beyond the skewed view from the West when it comes to Geishas is priceless. Thank you for always providing valuable content ๐Ÿ™‚
    One comment: I think some of the questions were a bit too intrusive. The one related to Geisha’s stereotype of being prostitutes was a great , but asking if the guest had engaged in any sexual acts was a little too far. Maybe the question wasn’t intrusive at all, I don’t know Japanese culture to judge, so take my comment with a grain of salt.

  13. Rest in peace Hao and thank you for the awesome video.

    These past 2 years have been hard for a lot of people. Hopefully things will open up once again and the geishas dont have to quit.

  14. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. I always thought geishas just put makeup on and walk around japan to look pretty for centuries but I have learned alot from this one. Thanks again!

  15. I met an Asian and he gave me the book to read . Very interesting.. . Thank you for sharing โœŒ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

  16. Sad that the pandemic greatly affected their livelihood. If I was a multi-billionaire, I’d hire them on a weekly basis to keep their trade alive.

    Edit: I also just got to the end of the video. Thank you for filming this Hao. I learned about geisha culture thanks to you and all staff of Asian Boss.

  17. I have a huge respect for Asian Boss for their educational videos about my continent of Asia, and I want to say rest in peace for Hao Tang, thank you for this masterpiece of a video and your previous works

  18. Will you please consider doing a piece on Kimono Mom? She is a former geisha turned YouTuber who is every bit of an ASIAN BOSS! Thank you for your work

  19. I may have blipped out, but if I’m not mistaken nothing was asked about outside interests or relationships. From what was shown, it’s pretty all-consuming, almost like a religious order.

  20. Thank you for making this video. I really appreciate Asian Boss sharing these stories. May Hao’s will live forever in the videos he filmed for our enjoyment.

  21. That was incredible. Thank you for sharing a little bit of this tradition. I had a wrong thought about what the Geishas did. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  22. Years ago, I read _Memoirs of a Geisha,_ and fell in love with the culture surrounding the unique position. I know it’s just a book, but I felt like I got to learn about some of the beauty behind the beauty… if you know what I mean.

  23. Thanks for sharing this video. I never knew much in detail about geisha. I was surprised to see the head accesorries are the fake one. I thought they had to comb and style their hair each time they had been scheduled.

  24. Geisha is known as a dancer, but they were actually a prโ˜†oโ˜†sโ˜†titute. A lot of geisha was prโ˜†oโ˜†sโ˜†titute. Today, Many japanese women live as actors in obโ˜†sceโ˜†ne videos or prโ˜†oโ˜†sโ˜†titutes. because Japan does not have the concept of women’s rights. There has been a recent case in which a female student’s test scores were fabricated and rejected at Tokyo Medical University, but it also illustrates the lack of women’s rights in Japan.

  25. Actually from INDIA you should have more content makers..Bcz india is a multicultural nation… Each state has it’s own culture and versatile specialities ! Down south is completely different from what north is !!! I wish you could explore more of India

  26. Thank you Hao Tang for your service. He was taken too soon but he left an impact on his co-workers, family, friends and even us, the viewers. I hope his spirit is in peace.

  27. Rest in Peace, Hoa Tang. Really appreciate all his work in Asian Boss, including this one. I always found all the geisha have this mysterious kind of aura. And they are so beautiful.

  28. I love the culture of geishas
    It takes a lot of work, effort and practice to become one so I’m grateful that this tradition is still kept alive ๐Ÿคฉ
    I once read a book about geishas and what it takes to be one and fell in love with this tradition ๐Ÿ’•

  29. Wow, I’m Japanese and didn’t know the differences between Geisha and Ryu-kaku until today…! What a shame. And now I also know about the origin of the white makeup(Shiro-nuri). Thank you so much for making this video! <3 RIP Hao Tang...

  30. So sad he passed so young . Iโ€™m honestly starting to think Iโ€™m doing well being here at age 50 . So many seem to be dying way to young now adays

  31. What Iโ€™ve gathered, is that the misconception with geisha being prostitutes comes from the aftermath of WW2. Many women were in a tough situation, just trying to survive, and some turned to prostitution. The clients were often American soldiers and seems like the prostitutes told the clients they were geisha to seem more interesting and tempting.

  32. 0:31 she’s look like a geisha for me, what a talent i appreciate them so much, and she looks like a Kojie san bar soap model packaging here in the Philippines.

  33. Thank you so much for those words for Hao – it shows a level of respect and humanism that i rarely see on online media, where people are quite all the time treated like machine. If one breaks, you just replace it… so thank you very much for showing your heart here, and share a little bit of Hao’s life beauty.

  34. 3:37 Small nitpick: It’s not entirely accurate to call the Sengoku Jidai the “civil war era”. That title would mostly go to the Boshin Sensล, since it almost parallels the American Civil War in timing, technology and overall historical period. Sengoku Jidai is almost always called the “Warring States Period” in English. ๅคฑ็คผใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

  35. Rest in peace, Hao. Thank you for sharing the fascinating daily experiences of Geisha. I did an outfit experience in 2019 and would love to go back and visit for a tea ceremony.

  36. Deepest condolences for the passing of Mr Hao Teng. May he rest in peace. Sending my prayers to his family and all the Asian Boss crew.

  37. RIP Hao Tang
    In regards to this video, I think it’s impressive they’re keeping up with very traditional Japanese traditions. It’s always interesting to see the contrast of old traditions among modern society.

  38. My condolences to Hao Tangs family, 29 was so very young to meet his ancestors. The Geisha tradition is so elegant and graceful. The ladies are highly cultured and beautiful to gaze upon. I can’t imagine how hard it is to learn and perfect the skills needed. Kudos to them all for upholding the tradition and values in Japanese culture.

  39. May Hao rest in peace. The video is amazing and a beautiful last work to leave to the world. So many people have been and will be touched by his work together with all the other amazing people at Asian Boss โค

  40. I’ve always been so enamored with geisha/maiko. They have unmatched beauty and grace and I just love seeing them in their element as living masterpieces of craft and tradition!

  41. Oh no this is so sad. I was going to comment “what an amazing video-so visually stunning” and then in the end … the sad news. So tragic! This is a masterpiece of journalism. This young man leaves an impressive legacy. How sad he could not go further and let us see more of his work. Condolences to his family, loved ones, friends and colleagues and may he rest in peace.

  42. I would love to have a tea ceremony and enjoy entertainment of geisha. Maybe some day I can afford to visit Japan and enjoy their entertainment. I love the shamisen. I didn’t know it was so hard to learn! That makes it even more impressive. It makes me happy to see these women preserving culture and their customers supporting that effort.

  43. It seems like a good description of what a Geisha is today would be “the keepers of tradition” or traditional culture. ๐Ÿค” What a lovely way to maintain the country’s heritage.

  44. Rest in peace Hao Tang. Your videos are meaningful. I did not know about Geisha and had misunderstanding about it. This video helped me learned its wonderfulness and beauty.

  45. Historically, wasn’t geisha associated with “pleasuring” their male “clients”? I’m glad they’re no longer doing that, but I thought that was the negative stigma associated with that profession.

  46. So sorry to hear that. And every time I saw the face of Geisha, I just got a goosebumps because of how white it is. It looks like a mask which makes it scary to me

  47. I have been fascinated by Geisha for such a long time now. Just when I think I’ve learned most things about them, I come to find out more and more wonderful little details. Thank you for this video and condolences to your team on the passing of Hao Tang.

  48. I was waiting for AB to interview a geisha, since its such a fascinating profession. Also realy happy that you choose to spotlight the life of geisha in Hachioji! Since geisha outside of famous Kyoto are mostly unknown and overlooked. ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. Asian Boss please cover the fishing industry and whale killing in Japan. It is a huge environmental issue and there is a documentary on Netflix about it. Are the Japanese people aware of the consequences of eating whale and the effect on the whole ocean ecosystem? Please cover this issue ใ… ใ… 

  50. First of all, thank you very much AsianBoss for yet another wonderful video. I enjoy how you’ve combined scenic takes between the interview and in the beginning, truly beautiful.

    This is why I have to thank Hao personally for his love and dedication shown in every video. It hit me hard, not only because of how talented and passionate he seemed but because of how young he was. A couple of years older than me, I truly can’t believe it. My condolences to his family and the AB team, may he rest in peace and keep creating wherever he is now.

  51. The west says they are all about diversity, but in the end they are making everyone the same. Holding tightly to traditions promotes real diversity, and this is the type of diversity we should be holding up.

  52. -From some movies/films/animations I’ve seen geishas were often portrayed as prostitutes. This video positively destroyed my perception and gave clear explanations.
    -I was shocked to hear her parents didn’t know what geishas were considering they are Japanese.
    -Rip Hao.

  53. This feels coincidental to see a video about a life of a geisha appearing on my feed ๐Ÿ™‚as I am currently reading a cooking shounen manga that is focus on this profession but from the perspective of maiko, who are geisha in training.

    It was nice to see a glimps of what itโ€™s like to work in this profession, and I learn a couple of new things in the process. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Also my condolences over this channel loss. Itโ€™s sad to learn of someone who dies so young. ๐Ÿ˜ž

  54. This was an interesting video on a modern-day geisha.๐Ÿ™‚ So sad to hear about your loss of Hao Tang.๐Ÿ˜” It reminds me that you shouldnโ€™t take your health for granted at any age.

  55. Hao Tang, you were behind the scenes, but a vital part of Asian Bossโ€™s content. Thank you for your hard work and for helping provide people like me with these amazing videos! Rest In Peace Hao Tang! Much love from Arizona ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒต

  56. Im sorry,i think that lady look scary.but i rather see jok*r makeup than silly ghost makeup with slow movement, im so sorry for my rude comment,just want to be honest๐Ÿ˜”

  57. This was such an interesting video as always, thank you Asian Boss! Rest in peace Hao Tang. I am only a year younger, I am sad to hear that such a young and passionate person left this life far too soon.

  58. RIP Hao Tang, left way too soon. Thank you for everything youโ€™ve done with your talents, itโ€™s hard to comprehend that this is real.

  59. I didn’t know this was a full on job, it’s really interesting to see. I love watching people do what they love for a living, gives me more hope for my future. Thank you Asian Boss and rest in piece, Hao.

  60. Aww Hachioji getting some well-deserved love and attention, that’s so cool ! Plus that tribute was so touching, how caring of Asian boss to do that. RIP Mr Tang and thank you for what you did <3

  61. I am so grateful for channels like Asian Boss. I have learned so much and been taught so honestly. Rest in Peace to Hao Tang, and Thank you!

  62. I live in Kyoto and before covid it was nothing unusual to run into geisha/maiko when I occasionally found myself in the areas where they work…after covid and Japan closing it’s door to tourists, I started to go on walks often in the Gion area, as it was free of tourists for once…but I never ran into geisha/maiko anymore, even though I was there pretty often…so I was actually wondering if they work at all. This video has somehow answered my question.
    Also, RIP Hao Tang, it’s always very sad when such a young people leave this world.

  63. Wait… her parents didn’t know what a Geisha is?! I’m so confused… I thought that it was a cultural symbol known for all Japanese people ๐Ÿ˜จ

  64. I am fed up with seeing these bloody senseless masks everywhere. They create a lot of waste which will be thrown into the oceans. Absolutely unnecessary. Rubbish. Ridiculous. We will never be allowed to see our faces any more.

  65. You will be missed Hao! Please continue his legacy in presenting wonderful video content. This was a very informative and personal video. Very wonderful to be able to step into a day in the life of someone across the world.

  66. Geisha is a culture instituted by the oppressive and patriarchal society of samurai men for their enjoyment and pleasure. They are being commodified as objects in order to please men while supposedly trying to create and uphold an โ€œideal imageโ€ of a Japanese woman.

  67. 7:45 her face is reaaally japanese…she reminds me of those japanese traditional arts and drawings where i saw in a museum once…where there was supposedly japanese people in an ancient time, and there face was not round but loong and big with wether big eyes or small eyes

  68. I remember doing a presentation on geisha in middle school. I always found that part of Japanโ€™s history and culture so interesting. Thank you for sharing/clarifying more about their background.

    And my deepest condolences to Hao Tang, his family, friends, and loved ones. Thank you for all that you contributed. I hope you enjoyed your life here on Earth… I hope you Rest In Peace โค๏ธ

  69. Why i want japanese and korean women as a wife japan they are hard working. korea they know how to handle problem. . Both culture kniw how to respect,โค๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ love from north east india.

  70. Wow, she really has the classical look of a geisha that I know so well from history!! It’s like she was born to do this. As though her soul was reborn from the distant past. Beautiful!

  71. I Love Shamizen ,And It Because Beni Ninagawa Wagakki Hope Asian Boss Make Story About Wagakki ,Iam Agree that Geisha Is Artist Who Play And Create Art Espesially Traditional Culture

  72. Ive seen her before as hangyoku (the Tokyo term for lets say maiko) it’s amazing how far she is now. I’m very proud of her ๐Ÿ™‚ thank You for sharing it. This is a Tokyo geisha. You can see the Many diferencies between them and kyoto Geiko or geigi un other รกreas of Japan. By example their hair, the collar and the Accesories.
    Really sorry for your Lost. Rest in peace Hao Tang and Thank You for your Amazing videos.

  73. Condolence for the family of Hao Tang and to Asian Boss. The camera angles were really great.
    Wearing the white paint, putting a 5kgs of headpiece and dancing is such a dedicated passion for Geishas and here I am, I thought of them as a ghost when I was a kid because of horror movies I’ve watched.
    I badly want to taste a tea created by them or just go to Japan just to witness a real Geisha but can’t even afford to travel at this time of the pandemic.

  74. This video was very interesting and I loved learning about Geisha. I am sorry for your loss, these videos are awesome he was very talented and will be missed.

  75. Rest in peace Hao Tang and thank you for bringing us the beauty of Japan from your lenses. I love geisha so much and I’m so happy you shared their beauty and art with us.

  76. I’m feeling like enjoy watching geisha too, I love the instruments and the songs and the way they were being so polite, if only I was a Japanese ๐Ÿ˜”

  77. Hao Tang may you rest in peace. Thank you for bringing such wonderful videos onto youtube and we are honored to have you be on the 69th video of the series Everyday Bosses

  78. Wow I learned so many new things about Geisha’s, next time I am in Japan I will definetly go visit Hachioji! Such a beautiful culture ๐Ÿ™‚

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