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A Visit to See Kanazawa Geigi's Practice Session!

In Kanazawa, there are three teahouse districts: Higashi, Nishi, and Kazue-machi, where a number of Kanazawa geigi devote themselves to daily practice in order to obtain and pass on traditional skills.

Participants in 'A Visit to See Kanazawa Geigi's Practice Session!' will have the rare chance to see geigi practicing, which is not generally available to the public.

You can also experience the Ozashiki Daiko drum, so please don't miss this opportunity!


Event date

Higashi Chaya District : July 6, July 13, July 20

Nishi Chaya District : July 13, July 20, August 10

Kazue-machi Chaya District : July 6, July 13, July 20

*All events are held on Saturdays.


◎To all participants

Teahouses in Kanazawa’s teahouse district are places where geisha entertain guests. Guests are usually regulars and only guests who are invited by those regulars are allowed.  

This project is being carried out by Kanazawa City and the Kanazawa City Tourism Association with the special cooperation of the teahouse for the purpose of education and passing down of the teahouse culture. 


We ask for your understanding and cooperation regarding the following when participating

■Please be careful not to damage the interior of Ryotei Kumiai office. Please refrain from walking bare feet in Ryotei Kumiai office, please wear socks. If it rains, please bring a change of socks. 

■The venue’s tatami room is usually on the second floor, please note that there is no elevator to the second floor.

■You will be asked to sit on a cushion in a Japanese-style room. You do not have to sit upright. Please feel free to sit comfortably while enjoying the event. 

■Drinking alcohol is not allowed.

■Please be respectful and mindful of Ryotei Kumiai office, geisha, and other guests. You will be asked to leave if an occurrence happens.

■Preschoolers are not allowed to participate or enter the room.


Information

Date
Specified dates in July and August
Time
1:00 PM -2:00 PM (Doors Opens at 12:40)
Venue
Higashi Ryotei Kumiai Office
Nishi Ryotei Kumiai Office
Kazue-machi Ryotei Kumai Office
Reservation
Required
Reservation Period
Please apply by 5:00 PM on a day before the event.
Address
Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Price
1,000 yen (tax included)
Capacity
20 people per venue
Duration
Approximately 60 minutes
Parking
None
Parking: Capacity

Contact
Tourism Policy Section, City of Kanazawa
Phone
+81-76-220-2194
Email
kankou@city.kanazawa.lg.jp
Official Website
VISIT KANAZAWA Activities ”Hello kanazawa” (Details, Application form)

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