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Welcome to the first geisha school which opens its gates to the public.
You will watch the classes as an observer. Normally, in the first hour the trainee geisha will learn from a dance teacher with more than sixty years dancing experience, or from a senior geisha. In the second hour the geisha will practice their latest performance pieces together. If the teacher is not available that day the geisha will be learning from each other or practicing together. The geisha will usually be dressed in normal kimono for their lessons but if they have a banquet directly afterwards they may be in white makeup. You will be in a Japanese-style tatami mat room and sitting on the floor so tight jeans or short skirts may not be comfortable.
You will enjoy a full two hours of astonishing and absolutely unique entertainment you won't experience anywhere else. At the end you can take pictures of and with the geisha, asking her questions and small talk. The host of this event is fluent in English and Japanese and will be pleased to translate your questions and the answers of the geisha to you. Please also keep in mind that by experiencing this activity you will automatically support the geisha business. By doing so you help by preserving an important part of Japanese culture.
This activity includes no transportation nor any kind of food or drinks and free for kids from 0-10 years.
I was lucky enough to be part of this experience by myself. For over 2 hours I was able to experience a daily life in a Geisha's life. The practice music, Dance and we have a small tea ceremony. Sayuki not only has an incredible...More
My wife and I were treated to a very authentic look into the great Japanese Tradition of Fukagawa Geisha. We were in a small group of 10 people who were treated by Saiyuki's two hour Geisha Class which included a tea ceremony, traditional music and...More
I truly enjoyed having a chance to observe Fukagawa Geisha practice session at their small house studio in the historical district of Tokyo. It was an intimate encounter of unique kind with Japan’s traditional cultural entertainment industry. Since the leader Geisha at the house is...More
I was lucky enough to see the Geisha's practice with an older geisha dance teacher. The whole experience was incredible and so authentic. Definitely not your run of the mill touristy exploit. I was so happy to find out that the money goes towards the...More
It was very interesting to see how geisha learn to dance and play their instruments (drum and shamisen). The teacher was friendly and offered me snacks and drinks and the apprentice geisha were also very nice and spoke English, so communicating was easy! I also...More
Response from creativeclauds | Reviewed this property |
You do need to make a reservation before going. The school is a bit hidden and doesnt have a sign. But if you contact Sayuki she can confirm the address and time. its not open to public without bookings :)