Dinner with Maiko Performance
Maiko are trainee Geisha (Geiko in Kyoto dialect) who train for six years before becoming fully fledged Geisha. They learn skills such as dance, singing, instrument playing as well as how to entertain guests with conversation.
Dinner with Maiko Performance , Japan
Maiko are trainee Geisha (Geiko in Kyoto dialect) who train for six years before becoming fully fledged Geisha. They learn skills such as dance, singing, instrument playing as well as how to entertain guests with conversation. They attend functions at discrete tea houses throughout Kyoto and live and work in five "hanamachi" (literally flower towns) in the city.
There are fewer than 2000 Geisha and Maiko in Japan today; in the 1920s there were as many as 80,000. As such, a time spent in the company of a Maiko is now a rare and unique experience, open only to a select few.
Maiko perform at Ganko Njio-en, a traditional restaurant located near to the Kamogawa River in central Kyoto, with an ornate landscaped garden dating back over 400 years. Dinner will be a sushi and kaiseki set menu and the Maiko performance lasts for 40 minutes.
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