Enjoy Geisha Performances to the fullest in the Higashi, Nishi and Kazue-machi chaya Districts
Characterized by their lattice windows, these lovely old wooden Geisha houses have been well preserved. Geishas in Kanazawa value their customs and ceremonies, handed down from generation to generation since the feudal era. Refined dance performances and the playing of various musical instruments have also been handed down. Usually almost every Chaya (Geisha house) will refuse service to clients without an introduction. However, more casual events are also held, allowing anyone to enjoy Geisha singing and dancing. Lessons on how to play the Ozashiki Daiko drums are also given. Why not organize a tour to Kanazawa and enjoy the sophistication of Geisha culture? In September the Kanazawa Odori is held. All Geishas from the three Chaya Districts give sophisticated and refined performances on stage.
[Participation in Ozashiki-asobi]
Ozashiki-asobi (Games Played at Japanese-Style Parties)
Information : Kanazawa City Tourism Association
[Lesson Practice of the Kanazawa geishas]
You can watch Kanazawa geishas studying and practicing various skills.
Information : Kanazawa Traditional Performing Arts Promotion Cooperative
Kanazawa Geishas' Special Concert
Information : Hokkoku Shimbun
[Geisha Evenings in Kanazawa]
English speech on Geisha culture