Geisha have been active in the three teahouse districts of Kanazawa, Higashi, Nishi and Kazue-machi, since the Edo period (from the 17th to 19th centuries), and currently, about 50 Geisha have inherited the traditional performing arts.
Even if you want to meet a Geisha, there is a custom called “Ichigen san Okotowari” where first time visitors are unable to enter the teahouse.
However, in this event, first time visitors are also able to enter the teahouse and watch the Geisha dance.
Kanazawa Geigi’s Traditional Performing Arts and Experience Hospitality in a Teahouse
Dates: designated Saturdays from May 11th, 2019 to March 28th, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (doors open at 12:45)
Watch a Geisha dance and taiko drum performance at an existing teahouse, and also experience playing party games. *included traditional confectionary and tea. *included an English interpreter as a guide.