‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’: This is how the oiran are, the Japanese prostitutes whose traditions continue to exist today

In the second season, the demon that Tanjiro and his friends have to face is a famous oiran who is in the pleasure district.

the second season Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has recently finished, leaving its fans eager to see the third installment that has been recently confirmed and whose arc will be that of the blacksmith village.

This latest installment has been set in the Pleasure Quarter where there was a demon that made several people disappear. Tanjiro and his friends thus join the Pillar of Sound to find his wives and finish off this demon that turns out to be a famous Oiran. But do they exist today in real life?

The Oiran were Japanese prostitutes of high rank that could only be accessed by people with a lot of money. These emerged during the Edo Period (1600-1868) where there were laws that established a restriction on brothels in special districts. Here comes the Barrio del Pleasure where the second season of Kimetsu no Yaiba.

A parade of an oiran in Japan

These were considered high-ranking courtesans with very strict training. that they were not only trained to be prostitutes, but also provided an entertainment service that included calligraphy, poetry, conversation, music and dance. The only thing that differentiated them from the geishas is that the latter did not have sex with their clients.

Today, the figure of the oiran of yesteryear does not exist but its cultural traditions do exist to be able to remember them, making big parades through the streets every year in Japan where they will be heard accompanied by their assistants and servants. This parade has been seen at the beginning of the second season and that you can see in real life in this video.

The third season of ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’

After a long wait for the second season, it seems that fans will have to wait the same for this third installment, although it is rumored that It could be released in 2023. The story is set this time in the Blacksmith Village.

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Having fought the sixth Upper Moon, Tanjiro must travel to the place where the blacksmiths live to have another sword made for him. But there they will meet other demons who will be waiting for him. But to defeat them, You will have the help of the Pillar of Mist and the Pillar of Love.