Category: Fukagawa Tekomai dance

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Fukagawa Tekomai

Within Eto-ku (Current Fukagawa region), Fukagawa tekomai are determined as an Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset of the district. Tekomai are women that walk alongside or in front of the mikoshi during Fukagawa Hachiman Festival once every three years. As in the video above, they can also perform traditional Japanese music on-stage. Tekomai are said to have...

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More About Tekomai Dance

The tekomai dance was created in the mid-Edo Period when some geisha, dressed as men, showed up to lead a float. Tekomai is translated to “float-leading dance” in English. These tekomai dancers hold an iron rod in their right hands and hold a paper lantern with their names written on them in their left hands....

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Tekomai Dance

Tekomai Dance (手古舞) is originated from edo festivals which related to carrying around dashi (だし) in Sanno Festival and Ganda Matsuri. In addition, the dance is also known to be Tekomae (てこまえ). Nowadays, it is mostly known to be referring women whom involve themselves in practicing festivals and other entertainment related activities wearing Kotamae (こたまえ)....

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Fukagawa Tekomai dance

Tekomai is a dance performed at a festival at Tomioka Hachimangu. As ainaoyama stated in her/his article, Fukagawa Festival – Tomioka Hachimangu and geisha, Tomioka Hachimangu is a shrine in Tokyo which holds Fukagawa festival in mid-August. People dance Tekomai at the main festival than only comes once in three years. The festival and Tekomai...

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