Writers in Kyoto-“25 Years in the Floating World” (Kyoto, Japan)

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4PYRUIwSVA&t=4532s

2009-2017 Kansai University lecturer-(Original course in geisha cultural studies) (Osaka, Japan)

FCCJ-Foreign Correspondent Club Japan (Tokyo)

The Stanford Center (Kyoto, Japan)

Hiroshima Women’s group (Hiroshima, Japan)

Friend’s World College (Kyoto, Japan)

F.E.W. Women’s Group (Osaka, Japan)

Kobe C.H.I.C  (Kobe. Japan)

Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)

The Asian Art Museum-Yerba Buena Center for the Arts -(San Francisco C.A)

Events Abroad

As well as geisha culture events in Kyoto and throughout Japan, he gives lectures, interprets and Mc’s internationally and was the first westerner to take the geisha abroad to do so without a Japanese intermediary.


2019-“ Real Geisha Real Stories” Lecture and Performance West Coast series (USA)

Portland, Oregon/Santa Monica, California-Santa Monica /College-Edgemar Center for the Arts Los Angeles, California/Pasadena, California-Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

2018-“Geisha Renaissance”-Brooklyn/NYC, U.S.A

2008- “Festival of World Cultures” (Dún Laoghaire, Ireland)

2008-Private Party-(Amsterdam-Holland) 

2007- e-Bookers Event- Savoy Theater (Helsinki. Finland)

2006/08-Festival of Japan- North Yorkshire, England)

2006-New York Times travel Fair-(New York, USA)


2004-“Twilight of the Flowers”-documentary- debut-(Geneva, Switzerland)

2004-“Geisha-Past, Present,” Future”-Yerba Bueana Center (San Francisco USA)

Selected Television/Online Appearances

“Seeking Sustainability”-#160-(Podcast by JJWalsh)

KTLA news-“ Real Geisha Real Stories” Lecture and Performance West Coast Series

“Life in Japan”-Independent Documentary -Petri Strolopare

Seeking Sustainability podcast

“The Secret Lives of the Geisha” A&E/Discovery

“Tokyo Girls” Documentary- (Canadian Film Board)

“Twilight of the Flowers”-documentary- (Swiss Television)

“News Night”-B.B.C. (Great Britain)

“B.N.N. at Work” (The Netherlands)

“Pé no chão”-Dani Suzuki (Brazil)

“Come dance with Me”- Belinda Lee Xin Yu(Singapore)

“Taboo” Series National Geographic Television (U.S.A.)

“Kimberly Sheldon’s Design for Living” (USA)

NBC Channel 5 News (USA)

“Hello Nippon” N.H.K (Japan) 

Dawn Porter “Geisha Girl” (Channel 4 -U.K.)

“Getaway” (Australian travel show)

“The Great Outdoors” (Australian travel show)

“The Pleasure Zone” CTV traveler (Canada)

Selected Print Media

Playboy (Netherlands)

Sydney Times (Australia)

The New York Times (U.S.A.)

Aftonbladet (Sweden)

Glamur (Slovenia)

Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong)

San Francisco Chronicle (U.S.A.)

National Geographic Traveler

G.Q. Magazine (U.S.A.)

The Sun (U.K)

The Times (U.K.)

The Independent(U.K)

The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

Featured (with Photo Credits)

Eye-Ai Magazine (Japan)

The Hiragana Times (Japan)

The Tokyo Weekender (Japan)

Amakara Teccho (Japan)

The Daily Yomiuri (Japan)

The National Post (Canada)

Der Spiegel (Germany)

The Guardian (U.K.)

***Peter has and been formally acknowledged by many writers and students for his advice and consulting for guidebooks, Ph.D. dissertations / Masters’s theses and other books about Geisha and Japanese culture.

Selected Publications Works (Written)

The Private Journey (Inflight Magazine Vol.MMXIII No.1(USA)

Kyoto Journal Magazine #48 2002-Japan)

Kyoto Visitors Guide (multiple issues)-(Japan)


Hairstyles of the Maiko (2004)

(Explaining the hairstyles/make-up/kimono dressing with regards to the maiko of Kyoto)

The World of Traditional Hairstyles (2004)

(Explaining the traditional Japanese hairstyles and hair ornaments)


2009-Real Geisha Real Women (2009)-(director, writer and producer)


His second documentary “Geisha Renaissance” is due to be finished late 2022