- [Kawabun] Cultural Night - Visit Nagoya
Nagoya-City [Kawabun] Cultural Night - Visit Nagoya
|Date :||May 8, 10, 22, 24, 29, 31|
June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Take a Peek at the Beautiful and Splendid World of The Geisha!
Nagoya's oldest traditional restaurant provides an opportunity to experience traditional Japanese performing arts.
Geisha—women trained in the arts of conversation and hospitality, as well as traditional Japanese song, dance, and musical instruments. Their lavish kimono and unique makeup make them instantly recognizable. Full-fledged geisha who have mastered the art of entertaining guests are called geiko, while young geisha-in-training are called maiko.
Geiko and maiko have traditionally lived and trained in houses called okiya, of which Nagoya has none. However, the geiko and maiko of Nagoya have Meigiren, a geisha union, to look after them and help manage their activities. The union currently has 21 members.
Geisha performances are normally exclusive affairs, but in this event, the elegant geiko and adorable maiko of Meigiren gather at the restaurant Kawabun. Watch them perform, learn their games, and take this rare opportunity to get a taste of the secret World of The Geisha!