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Picture of the Day: 1904 Gisaeng School In South Korea

Korean kisaengs, or singing girls, dressed up for singing and dancing. Korean kisaeng is special women’s occupation that exists for helping parties enjoyable by singing and dancing. Their social position was among the lowest in the traditional Korean class system. Their daughters also became kisaengs and their sons became slaves. The art of entertaining of the kisaeng is analogous to Japanese geisha. These professional entertainers were highly trained in the arts of poetry, music, dance, and other forms of social or artistic diversion. The picture is somewhat curious. It was taken in front of a modern, western-style brick building, with a very peculiar Korean screen as the backdrop.

Via Cornell University Library.

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  • Tom
    8:06 pm on June 16th, 2012 1

    Topic about Korean women, and not one comment and sexual innuendos that objectify them as things? Strange. :roll:

  • tbonetylr
    8:47 pm on June 16th, 2012 2

    “The picture is somewhat curious. It was taken in front of a modern, western-style brick building, with a very peculiar Korean screen as the backdrop.”

    Yes because mixing of races should be restricted and without a Korean male nearby to ck-bloc and/or collect possible proceeds doesn’t jive.

  • tbonetylr
    8:49 pm on June 16th, 2012 3

    …wait, I think a see a male dressed in drag. How many can you see?

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