年末年始のお知らせ / Year End and New Year

年末年始も、お座敷(宴会)等の受付は可能ですので興味のある方はぜひお問い合わせください! そして紗幸sayukiは年末年始にタイ、南米、スペインを訪問予定です お近くに住まわれている、立ち寄られる方でご興味のある方がいらっしゃれば、その際もぜひご連絡いただければと思います。 ———  Year End and New Year – do let us know if you would like to have a party with geisha for the end of Year or New Year!  Sayuki will visit Thailand, South America and Spain end December and January, so do let us know if you would like to have a geisha banquet in those countries, or invite Sayuki to give a talk!  Fukagawa Geisha are traveling often these days so let us know if you would like geisha to visit your country!  ——— Sayuki estara viajando a Bangkok,Espana,y Sudamerica,en Diciembre y Enero. Sayuki estaria viajando a Bangkok,Estanha,y Sudamerica,en Dicembre y Enero. Si desea contrata […]

2020年、深川で3年に一度の大きなお祭りがあります / There is a big festival every three years in Fukagawa in 2020

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.

Careers in Language Interview with Sayuki the Geisha

Geisha are one of the most powerful symbols of Japan, full of beauty, grace, and mystery. It’s almost as mysterious to native Japanese as it is to foreigners and catching a glimpse of a Geisha is quite exciting no matter who you are. We chatted with Sayuki , who was born in Melbourne, about how she became the first Caucasian geisha! She first went to Japan at the age of 15 on a private exchange. “ I was accepted to a three month exchange program between city children and remote areas in Australia. When I saw there was an exchange to Japan that was longer and even more different an […]

Fukagawa Geisha

Sayuki wants to revive the Fukagawa Geisha district. You can find more information about the district and its geisha history on the following website and you can support Sayuki’s trainee geisha on Patreon. fukagawageisha.com Patreon   

Geisha Banquets

A geisha banquet is one of the most traditional experience you could have in Japan. Geisha are called out to tea-houses or to events, functions and parties, to entertain. This kind of tradition of private entertainment was very common in the West too in previous centuries. Bach or Mozart would have been called out to play at the parties of lords and the nobility. In the West, this former tradition of private entertainment has largely evolved into large-scale public entertainment like ballet, or opera. In Japan, geisha also perform at large public events and annual dances, but the former tradition of small-scale private entertainment, where customers have a private meal […]