sábado, 30 de enero de 2016


Next week celebration 節分 Setsubun 節分)  ("seasonal division") is a festival held on February 3 or 4, one day before the start of spring according to the Japanese lunar calendar. Setsubun is not a national holiday.

For many centuries, the people of Japan have been performing rituals with the purpose of chasing away evil spirits at the start of spring.

Around the 13th century, for example, it became a custom to drive away evil spirits by the strong smell of burning dried sardine heads, the smoke of burning wood


lunes, 25 de enero de 2016

Weekly uptates


This week we have few new Features, The Little Hospital / Med room, represents traditional Asian medicine, The Koi House with Zen Garden, The wig store, where to get traditional Japanese Hairstyled , also the Okiya has been uptated with many bits!

Come have a look

And we have a new Mina san in the Hannamachi,
Dont Miss our dance show on Wednesday 2pm slt

Uptated Machiya

Dancing / walking Parasol scripted and unscripted Kit 

martes, 19 de enero de 2016

Miyako Odori


Konnichiwa, The artists from Miyako are opening once again their Kabuki theatre, for a variety play of Japanese traditional arts, Spot on choreographys, particles and Amazing sets!

Wednesday 20th Jan at 2 pm slt at Miyako sim


miércoles, 13 de enero de 2016

martes, 12 de enero de 2016


The taikomochi (太鼓持) or hōkan (幇間), were the original male geisha of Japan.

The Japanese version of the jester, these men were once attendants to daimyo (feudal lords) from the 13th century, originating from the 'Ji Sect of Pure Land Buddhism', which focused on dancing. These men both advised and entertained their lord and came to be known as doboshu ('comrades'), who were also tea ceremony connoisseurs and artists. By the 16th century, they became known as otogishu or hanashishu (story tellers), where they focused on story telling, humour, conversation. They were sounding boards for military strategies and they battled at the side of their lord.
A time of peace began in the 17th century and the otogishu and hanashishu no longer were required by their lords, and so they had to take on a new role. They changed from being advisors to becoming pure entertainers, and a number of them found employment with the Oiran, high class Japanese courtesans. Seisuisho ('Laughs to Banish Sleep'), a collection of comic stories written by Sakuden Anrakuan, was compiled during this time.
"Geisha" means "arts person", while hōkan was the formal name for "jester". Taikomochi was a less formal name for these men, which literally means "drum (taiko) bearer", though not all of them used the drum. It could also have been a corrupted way of saying "to flatter someone". These three terms came into use during the 17th century. In 1751 the first onna geisha (female geisha) arrived at a party and caused quite a stir. She was called geiko ("arts girl"), which is still the term for geisha in Kyoto today. By the end of the 18th century these onna geisha outnumbered the male geisha - the taikomochi - and the men became so few that they started by otoko geisha ("male geisha"). The geisha even took over from the yujo due to their artistic skills, their contemporary outlook and their sophistication. The men continued to assist the women - this time the geisha - in the entertainment field.

lunes, 11 de enero de 2016

Geisha (芸者?)geiko (芸子) or geigi (芸妓) are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various arts such as classical music, dance, games and conversation, mainly to entertain male customers.

Geisha (/ˈɡʃə/Japanese: [ɡeːɕa]),[1] like all Japanese nouns, has no distinct singular or plural variants. The word consists of two kanji (gei) meaning "art" and  (sha) meaning "person" or "doer". The most literal translation of geisha into English would be "artist," "performing artist," or "artisan." Another name for geisha is geiko (芸子), which is usually used to refer to geisha from western Japan, which includes Kyoto.

Main Ranks from Lower to Higther

- Shikomi ( The begin as Geisha is usually this , a person who help her sisters to get ready
such as makeup assitance or carry their music instruments ).

-Minarai (The Blooming, young as artist who begin class and practices in their role as stage perfomer)

-Maiko ( Is the classic image of a Geisha, once colorful kimonos the artist is in the top of their carrer)

- Geiko ( reputated and respected with the time of their work, Geiko adopt a younger artist to guide and teach as is the end of their carrer as Geisha.

-Okaasan ( Mother ) Is the elder retired Geisha who runs the Okiya, organize their agenda , the boss of the bussines.

-Obaasan ( grandmother) Normally retired elder Geisha participate as assitant in the preparation of younger artist.


Few second Life residents will be willing to educate you, here is a list of players , you can contact them regarding your education as Geisha- Not sex related guaranteed and tested.

In sim

清子 Kiyoko (xjupiter)

Out of Sim

SAYU  白湯 (empressroslyn.winslet)

Yoneyu 米愉  (sorasu.romano)

Rin 凛  (miyoharu)

Notes from Little Yoshiwara Okiya

     In RL Okiya, there are 5 Ranks: Oka, Geisha, Maiko, Minarai, and Shikomi. This system developed slowly becoming 'traditional' by the early 1800s, as the number of geisha/oiran houses grew. This system replaced an earlier system, where geisha were divided into 3 ranks; Tayu, Hashijoro, and Tsubone.
      These 2 systems were distinguished by social differences and economic imperitives, and is reflected in the behavior of early and later geisha.
      Geisha of the Early Edo Period (c1605-1800), the archetypal geisha that later geishas mimicked, were all high-born. Their skills in dance, the use of musical instruments, art, calligraphy, and the ability to converse with men of high rank on literature and political affairs, points to women raised in literate, high-born families - as were the Shirabyoshi and Miko from whom they drew much of their performance inspiration.
       Early geisha differed in appearance from the later commercial kind of geisha. They wore their hair down (in traditional Heian Period style) or up, however updos were not as formalized as they later became. They did not wear shoes, going about in bare feet, and for this reason were carried to outside appointments, often piggy-back style. Noteably they also avoided wearing too many adornments, which matched their famous disdain for money.
      Nor were Early Edo geisha submissive sex toys or prostitutes. In Yoshiwara the early geisha were beloved by the lower classes for their affrontery and bravado in humiliating egotistical samurai, scheming courtiers, and the rich who thought all things had a price - including geisha. Their performances were often satirical, poking fun at the overblown sense of self importance of the elites.
      These early geisha were...well, righteous. They called a spade 'a spade', and had a high code of personal ethics which they would never let anyone despoil, and the men they fell in love with, were likewise exemplary examples of honour and virtue.
      The Early Edo geisha were slowly replaced by commercial geisha houses, all but disappearing by 1800. In the new houses, girls were sold to them or indentured to become 'geisha'. And this is where the line between where geisha and oiran becomes blurry. The girls sold into these houses were not high-born, but generally the children of lower class families. Unlike earlier geisha, these ones did not have the literacy or social skills to engage a client mentally, or relate to them socially - hence only good as Oiran.
      The 5 rank system that developed, reflects this recruitment of very young commoner children (as young as 5 or 6) to serve in the Okiya. These children, called Shikomi, did menial tasks around the okiya, or accompanied the geisha (oiran) when outdoors. Minari reflect the time when a girl 'came of age' at 13 (12 in the Western system of counting a persons age). At this point a girl would begin her geisha training, later being promote throught the Maiko and Geisha ranks. RL Maiko are also divided into Maiko Ranks based upon experience.
      Most of the schools in SL have adopted this later okiya tradition, and accept it 'because changing it would cause confusion'. The Yoshiwara Okiya geisha group, however, tries to model our geisha upon the Early Edo system of 3 Ranks (in the 1600s). The reasons for this choice are that the early geisha were the archtypal ones (which later ones tried to imitated, and their class background, disdain for base behaviour, and indifference to money, gave a spirit to these women wholly absent from women in later commercial okiya. For this reason, at Yoshiwara Okiya, we model our ways on the early geisha, and not the later ones.
      Tayu, Hashijoro, and Tsubone, roughly equate to Geisha, Maiko, and Minarai in rank (this is not to say Tayu were the same as later Geisha in conduct and dress).

Domo, your Oka.      

domingo, 10 de enero de 2016


One of the valid characters to play in traditional Japan is Miko, a magic worker..

Miko (巫女) is a Japanese Shinto term indicating a shrine (jinja) maiden[2] or a supplementary priestess[3] who was once likely seen as a shaman[4] but in modern Japanese culture is understood to be an institutionalized[5] role in daily shrine life, trained to perform tasks, ranging from sacred cleansing[4] to performing the Kagura,[6] a sacred dance.

To find a Miko costume type Miko on market place or ask in our group chat.

More info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miko


I wanted to say a big big THANK YOU, sometimes dreams do come true, in Second Life too, this was a dream of mine, Miyako Jimas has reach all targets and break all expectations in possitive.

I want to thank specially the Lea comiteé for the oportunity and everyone who has collab with the Island, as we say in Miyako "Ookini with a deep bow" honoured and thankfully.


sábado, 9 de enero de 2016

Miyako Jima Basic Rules.


Miyako is a place for relax and education, do not disturb it´s peace.

No pushing, no jumping into scenes, No beg, No breaking into other players Role-Play. Not sitting inside buildings to break in.

G area means is for all ages, Adult is not allow, all the players have agreed to cut down if adults bits.
For example a Geisha would be artist and entertainer,
She dance, she serve tea but Adults part that may be related in real life don t exist here, we ignore it, we skip it.

We only interested in the educational Part.

It´s not a dating place so rather don t ask the players about their real info or picture, everyone is equal here, and a avatar for roleplay it´s mean to be a character.

0 tolerance for criticism , discrimination, insults or unhelpful reviews.

Part of the exhibition it´s the roleplay, people build up their story in this village, for their reason you may find them in class, or doing any of the mini games.

For roleplay we follow  a order, each player has a turn, it goes on a round that each turn a player can write down their lines.

In- Character mood- Means people has build up a character like when playing a role in a theater, they are playing the role of their character, that´s why their real info dosent matter. Your character is the new You.

For example asking someone "where are you from in real life?
Would be Out of character - Means it dosent matter, if they play to be a Monk we treat them as such .

Thank you .

Role play Basics-

Emoting is a big part of our life here.

We use emoting when we walk on the streets, when we do a show, tea ceremonies, when we are in the ochaya and when we are among friends even. Its all about immersion, and the illusion of being in character...and what that character means to each of us as individuals

This is an ideal class for those who not know how to emote or how to emote well yet.

Now you know that the trigger to emote is by typing /me and then the emote.

For example....

 /me smiles brightly at her sisters.

The reason we use emotes is to show the people what we do even if we don’t actually do it.
Because if we don't emote, and RP, even if it's just a little....we reduce ourselves to pure ambition, and loose the idea of immersion in our character. Immersion is one way we learn the spirit of Geisha, immersion by acting, however, that's not to say we can let our hair down, and just have fun

lunes, 4 de enero de 2016

2016 - Miyako Jima Exibition

Lea . Miyako Jima Exibition
2015- Carla and Lilith Dracus.

Original Mesh Japanese inspired enviroment.

Pieces and Gifts available on Market place

Hunter Games -  A hunter it´s available to play in the sim, have to find 
red little boxes that will give you free goodies related to the sim.

Kimono Museum

Visit our Kimono Museum with some of the best pieces on sl history.

Role Play- Are you  a Samurai? maybe a Geisha or a Monk?

The sim is open to play around

Relax and Inspiration- Find your place to chill.

Scenics arts and activities, The Ochaya , red building
will old weekle dance passes, with sl Geishas and

Reproducing Real enviroment- Click the plaquets in each building to get it´s