Category: Fukagawa and Geisha

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A famous Yakatabune: Fukagawa Fujimi

(深川冨士見) Yakatabune (houseboat) is the traditional Japanese boat play, allowing customers to enjoy both sightseeing in Tokyo and Japanese cuisine at the same tune. Yakatabune offered  in FUJIMI is equipped with the latest facility and is comfortable. Yakatabune is equipped with guest room with tatami and the ceiling. You can enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo and...

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More Specifically About Yakatabune

“Yakatabune” is basically a traditional Japanese boat. During the 8th and 9th century, aristocrats enjoyed boarding on the yakatabune and during the Edo Period, the height of the boat’s popularity, samurai and merchants enjoyed this event. There were boats that were decorated with precious metals, such as gold. Modern yakatabunes are created with plastic, but...

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What is a Geisha Banquet?

A banquet is a large meal or feast,  complete with main courses and desserts, often served with ad libitum alcoholic beverages, such as wine or beer. A banquet usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honor of someone. In the majority of banquets, the gathering is seated at round tables...

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Yakatabune

Yakatabune, is a unique Japanese-style wooden tour boat. Now, Yakatabune are changed which was made from fiber-reinforced plastic. From the artwork which created around the end of the Taisho era by Tomekichi Inagaki, called “Fujimi-bashi no kei” (a view of Fujimi bridge). This picture captures two boathouses next to the Fujimi bridge, “Hamaya” and “Fujimi”. Fujimi, one...

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Geisha Banquet

Geisha holds a banquet. It is having dinner with Geisha at a traditional and beautiful tea house along with performing dances, music, and instruments by Geisha. People can experience real Geisha world by attending a banquet. The banquet takes usually about two hours with dinner such as fresh seasonal ingredients, fish, even with vegetarian options, and...

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Sumida River and Yakatabune

Sumida river, a about 15 mile river, is a river that runs through Tokyo. Sumida River is known as the one of the capital’s most famous waterways. The course starts at Azuma-bashi Bridge passing by Komagata-bashi Bridge, Ryogoku-bashi Bridge, Sumidagawa-ohashi Bridge and finishing at Kachidoki-bashi Bridge. Until around the mid-twentieth century it was the habitat for fish...

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Fukagawa Rivers Haiku path and Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) is a legendary poet in Japan, who is famous for the scene in which the poet was inspired to pen one of his masterpieces. In 1660, Basho moved to Fukagawa on the east bank of the Sumida River. Because he wanted to concentrate on his artworks. He had live there for nine...

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Rivers in Fukagawa

Although a river named 深川 (Fukagawa) does not exist within the Fukagawa region, the existence of rivers within this area was essential for the geisha community. A kimono industry can thrive with a river nearby, and rivers can provide extra customers; they are a transportation and trade route in which boat travelers and merchants can...

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Itsushikani ~いつしかに~

There are a lot of kouta which sets at Fukagawa. Most of them sing about Tomioka Hachiman Shrine. Songs like Tatsumi-no-hidariduma and Adanasake-Hachimanmatsuri are in this group. But there are some kouta set at Fukagawa district. I am going to introduce one of them; Itsushikani. The lyrics are written below. いつしかに  Itsushikani Although I did...

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27 words songs (Kuota) Translation

27 words songs (Kuota) Listen while I tell you Mono wa iu uchi ni kike Watch while they go past Hito wa tooru uchi ni miro Sniff while they fart He wa naru uchi ni kage And while women live… Soshite onna wa ikiteru uchi ni Master Yabuhara this past month Yabuhara-sama wa kono hitotsuki...

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