GEISHA IN FUKAGAWA
The Best Experience Ever
来年２０２０年は３年に一度の本祭りの年です。 富岡八幡宮から始まり深川エリア一帯を囲むお祭りです。 氏子の人々が神輿を担ぎ、 沿道の人々が神輿や人々に水をかけるお祭りです。 このため本祭りは別名水かけ祭りと呼ばれています。 毎年５４の神輿が、 踊り手やお囃子とともに街を練り歩きます。 Next year, 2020 is a “hon matsuri” year. The festival starts at the Tomioka Hachiman Shrine aka Fukagawa Shrine and surrounds the Fukagawa Area. People carry mikoshi, which is a portabale shrine, and others throw water onto the mikoshi. This gave the festival its nickname, Mizukake Matsuri, or throwing water festival. Each year, 54 mikoshi teams parade together along with dancers and musicians. The crowd throws water at the mikoshi to refresh the gods inside the shrine and also the carriers since it is hot in August.
ENGLISH FOLLOWS JAPANESE! 東京の深川で芸者と一緒に楽しくお酒を飲んでみませんか。 お座敷宴会が終わった後、午後１０時からいきつけの深川の飲み屋さんで、お客様と一緒にお酒を楽しむ事がよくあるのですが、 お座敷宴会なしで、そのまま深川の飲み屋さんで、お客様と芸者でお酒を飲める機会を作りました。 料金はお一人様２ドリンク、芸者サービス料金の合計で１３,０００となります。 ちょっとした非日常を感じられる深川の夜、ご興味ある方からのご連絡をお待ちしております。 The Fukagawa Geisha are doing a new fun activity with geisha. Here in Fukagawa, we have our own little drinking area like Kabukicho, and now you can go drinking with geisha! This is timed at 10 pm, around the time we finish our banquets in the evening and is just 13,000 yen including two drinks. Let us know if you would like to go drinking with one of our cute little geisha!
🇯🇵 GEISHAS COMING IN EUROPE 👘🍵 Dear Network and friends of the Fukagawa Geishas, We would like to share with you news about our next trip to Europe ! Four geishas will be visiting Europe from Fukagawa, the oldest geisha district in Japan and the origin where female geisha began. One of them is Sayuki, the first white woman to become a geisha. ——– After our successful trip to Italy last year, we are invited this spring in Prague in the 1st week of April and Bellinzona, Switzerland from April 10-14. We are looking for any other countries who would like to invite us before or after those dates. ——– We would
[Student Post] Hey everyone! It’s Rumi again and for this week, we’ll be talking about the traditional makeup of a Geisha. Giving off an ethereal and enigmatic look with the contrast of pale white skin, midnight-black hair, and stark red lips; Geishas are immediately recognized by their very unique makeup that has not changed for over centuries. Have you ever wondered how they achieve this look? It’s actually a very delicate process that takes a lot of skill and time, and watching a geisha do their makeup is like a performance in itself. Geishas use a special type of wax called bintsuke abura for their base to make sure the makeup
[STUDENT POST] Hello Everyone! I’m Rumi, a Waseda University SILS student taking a Geisha seminar class, and I will be working alongside Haruka in creating Facebook posts for the Sayuki Geisha Facebook page for this fall semester. As we slowly approach the end of this year and marvel at being surrounded by brilliant hues of autumn leaves, let us also dive into the equally fascinating world of Japan’s cultural icons－the Geisha. The charming Geisha and Maiko, contrary to popular belief, are not as elusive as many think they are. It does not require breaking the bank or being extremely lucky to see one, and even more so to
Fukagawa Geisha District revived in 2015 with the remaining older geisha teaching a new generation of younger geisha. If you want to learn more about Geisha or meet a Geisha, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!