REDESCRIPTION OF MAIKO AND GEIKO IDENTITIES: METAPHORICAL READING IN SUO MASAYUKI’S MAIKO WA LADY

Authors

  • Marisa Rianti Sutanto*, Cece Sobarna, Yuyu Yohana Risagarniwa, Amaliatun Saleha

Abstract

This article describes the new identity of maiko and geiko that is expressed through a film
entitled Maiko Wa Lady, by interpreting the metaphors found in the film. This film is released in
2014, directed by Suo Masayuki, set in the city of Kyōto. It provides an overview of the lives of
geisha and maiko through a musical comedy genre. The interpretation of the metaphorical
expressions in the Maiko Wa Lady film is based on Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic theory, which
concludes that the outcome of the interpretation of the metaphor is the redescription of reality.
The way to redescribe metaphor is to do a review of split-reference, namely through intralinguistic references and extra-linguistic references. Reading metaphors in intra-linguistic
elements detects 20 metaphorical expressions in the form of multimodal metaphors that are
mutually correlated with each other. Furthermore, through a review of extra-linguistic reality, the
metaphors in the Maiko Wa Lady film indicating maiko and geiko as figures representing artists,
popular culture, and Japanese modernity.

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Published

2020-11-29

How to Cite

Marisa Rianti Sutanto*, Cece Sobarna, Yuyu Yohana Risagarniwa, Amaliatun Saleha. (2020). REDESCRIPTION OF MAIKO AND GEIKO IDENTITIES: METAPHORICAL READING IN SUO MASAYUKI’S MAIKO WA LADY. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 84 - 101. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/708