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Geiko and Maiko Guest Appearances at Japan House London

Date: 2019 October 13 19:12

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As far as images of Japan goes, you can't get more Japanese than an image of Geisha. The traditional Japanese entertainers will be making an appearance at Japan House London on Friday 18th October at 12:30 to 13:30.

You'll get a rare chance to meet Geiko (aka Geisha) and Maiko (apprentice Geiko). They'll perform signature dances and also take part in a conversation with Japan House.

The event is free to attend.

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Geiko and Maiko Guest Appearances at Japan House

Friday 18 October 2019, 12:30-13:30

Drop in; Admission Free

Meet Geiko and Maiko from Miyagawa-chō, one of the five famous geisha districts or kagai (lit. 'flower town') of Kyoto, at Japan House London.

Geiko (also known as Geisha) are accomplished female professional entertainers who carry out centuries-old traditions of dance, song and playing the shamisen or other Japanese instruments. Young women undergoing an appprenticeship to become Geiko are called Maiko.

Geiko, Yoshika, and Maiko, Kikusana, perform two signature dances from the Kyoto Geiko and Maiko repertoire which express the city's refined beauty and sophisticated culture: Gion Kōta (Song of Gion)* and Kyō no Shiki (Four Seasons of Kyoto).

In conversation with Japan House, they introduce various aspects of their characteristic clothing, and intense formal training to become Geiko.

*A work by Anno Mitsumasa, 'Gion Matsuri' appears in the current Japan House London exhibition, Anno's Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa.

Source: Japan House London
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