I never thougth about this, but when I think about history I like to read about the Roman period, the period of the Samurai or World War 2. Well you can understand that World War 2 is not the era you want to live in. It's interesting to read about it, but second it's hard to see that many many people died in this period.
Well I'm curious how it was for me as a Geisha, from a Maiko to a Geisha.
Geisha have their roots in female entertainers such as the Saburuko of the 7th century and the Shirabyoshi, who emerged around the early 13th century. They would perform for the nobility and some even became concubines to the emperor. It was in the late 16th century that the first walled-in pleasure quarters were built in Japan. Like so many aspects of Japanese culture, they were modelled after those of Ming Dynasty China. After they were relocated in the mid-1600s, they became known as Shimabara (after a fortress in Kyushu).
Well I don't know.. I like to live in the time of 'now', but history is still interesting ^^