Event Category: Overseas

In October 2017, we went to an elementary school in NY because we wanted children from abroad to know beautiful Japanese traditions. We have been showing geisha , explaining Japanese culture, musical instruments and kimono, and dancing. We would be happy if children were able to remember Japanese culture through this visit. We also set up a question time and received various questions like Why Geisha use white foundation for makeup? What does the kimono pattern mean? etc…. All of them answered the guests question to let them understand correctly. Guests were curious about the tone produced by Terawaki Soni Terawaki is a Japanese flute player and Australian instrument Didgeridoo […]

In October 2017, at Hunter University in NY we held “NY Hanakari” to convey Japanese traditional performing arts to the world correctly. Interview to get to know Geisha and traditional Japanese performing arts correctly This time, we had three Hanamachi members participate in the interviews and talked about their current situation, how to live as a geisha, their dress and kimono. Participants asked them, “Is the Geisha hairstyle using own hair? What about kimono patterns and what are you studying as Maiko?”A 3hanamachi geisha talked to everyone about contents to decode geisha. Also they talked about what is the Shinobue flute made of that Terawaki Soni plays ? Etc.We were […]

We had a “Traditional-DENTOU-” event in NY Brooklyn with Geisha Kikuno from Nara Prefecture Ganrinin Japan. This event was held to get more people to know Japanese traditional performing arts and techniques. Calligrapher MAAYA WAKASUGI also participated in the event and exhibited and sold his works and lanterns drawn by lantern illustrator Maruya and also sold KUROSAWA scissors. Event held in NY Brooklyn We borrowed the event space at J-COLLABO in Brooklyn. Many people came to see Geisha Kikuno’s dance and MAAYA WAKASUGI’s powerful calligraphy show. Calligrapher MAAYA WAKASUGI has become a very popular artist in Japan and abroad, including performing at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Geisha […]

In 2014, we held an event in NY to spread Japanese traditional performing arts overseas with Kikuno who belongs to Ganriinkagai in Nara prefecture. We borrowed a tea room in Manhattan NY and had guests see geisha dances and had them experience the Geisha geisha entertainment with serving sake. Japanese sake with the Geisha Kikuno label This time, we brought the sake which we asked Harushika Sake Brewery in Nara Prefecture with the Kikuno label to NY. Everyone became interested in Japanese tradition and sake, and it became a very lively event. Exhibition of geisha kimonos We wanted to have overseas visitors to take a look the kimonos that geisha […]

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