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2020: Australia

🇯🇵 GEISHAS COMING IN Australia 👘🍵 Dear Network and friends of the Fukagawa Geishas, We would like to share with you news about our next trip to Australia ! Four geishas will be visiting Australia from Fukagawa, the oldest geisha district in Japan and the origin where female geisha began. One of them is Sayuki, the...

25th February 201925th February 2019by
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Summer 2019 : America

🇯🇵 GEISHAS COMING IN America 👘🍵 Dear Network and friends of the Fukagawa Geishas, We would like to share with you news about our next trip to America ! Four geishas will be visiting America from Fukagawa, the oldest geisha district in Japan and the origin where female geisha began. One of them is Sayuki, the...

25th February 201925th February 2019by
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Fukagawa Geisha

by xitan Fukagawa is a neighborhood of Tokyo, which was home to a prominent unlicensed prostitution district during the Edo period. In addition to prostitution, the area was known particularly for its haori geisha, also known as tatsumi geisha, geisha who dressed in a masculine mode,[1] and may have been the site of the emergence...

22nd February 201922nd February 2019by
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Changes of Fukagawa Districts

by misarai723 Fukagawa is in downtown Tokyo, or Shitamachi. The name comes from a man who was a pioneer at Fukagawa, Fukagawa Yarouuemon, or 深川八郎右衛門. The picture below is a map of Fukagawa in Edo era. Although just viewing this map might be fun, but if you know how to look at this map, it...

22nd February 201922nd February 2019by
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Fukagawa Geisha and Tea Ceremony – Sado

by A Rim You As the first woman known to have called herself Geisha was a prostitute from Fukagawa, Fukagawa distirct’s Geisha culture has developed more than other districts. Among those various culture, tea ceremony is one of the most famous geisha culture in Fukagawa. Some Fukagawa geisha choose to study tea ceremony as part...

22nd February 201922nd February 2019by
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Lumber Industry in Fukagawa – Koto City

Currently, Koto City where Fukagawa is located is famous for its significant aspects of location with a rich waterfront and lush greenery. Pursuing the ideology of “omotenashi” and promoting preservation of environments, Koto city once was a prospered lumber industry centered location during Edo era. Facing Tokyo Bay with Sumida and Arakawa Rivers, such waterways...

10th September 201822nd February 2019by
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Fukagawa Geisha and why it started to be called Haori Geisha

by misarai723 When Tokugawa Ieyasu shifted its shogunate to Edo, Fukagawa was a shoal that a house could not be built. When Edo becomes the center of Japan population started to increase. Because of natural disasters such as repeated fires and typhoons, people needed a dump of waste materials. Also, more garbage was thrown as...

10th September 201822nd February 2019by
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Fukagawa Geisha and Fukagawa Festival

by misarai723 The Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri is considered top three summer festival in Tokyo. The festival is held on August 15th and thirty thousand people participate and half a million people are watching. Every year, more than 50 teams walk the roads of Fukagawa while carrying 2,000-kilogram-mikoshi, or portable shrines. The bystanders throw water to the...

10th September 201822nd February 2019by
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Special songs of Fukagawa Geisha: Te-uchi

by A Rim You Te-uchi is a genre heard mainly, if not exclusively within the karyukai. The origin of this musical genre is known as Kyoto Gion.  Te-uchi is performed by geisha on occasions where congratulations to a patron or customer are to be expressed in a grandiose manner. Te-uchi is one of the most...

3rd July 201822nd February 2019by