~The History of Yokohama Geisha~
There used to be Hanamachi in Yokohama.
Yokohama used to have a lot of dazzling memories -the scene Geisha go to Ozashiki by rickshaw, Hangyoku girls (Maiko in Tokyo) go to lessons led by senior Geisha, the scene sound of Shamisen and Geisha singing can be heard from around- .
~Yokohama had 52 Okiya,
The number 52 tells us that Yokohama used to be a so flourished Hanamachi town.
In Kanagawa prefecture, Tsurumi and Tuunashima-Onsen were famous as Hanamachi towns.
It is said that famous politicians and writers came only to meet Yokohama Geishas from Tokyo.
That tells us how Yokohama Geishas were beautiful and well-skilled.
~Our Ambition to Japanese Cultural Performance~
When Geishas had festival, Hamaodori, many people came and enjoyed.
Every time, the festival was hit.
However, as time went by, Hanamachi in Yokohama had fallen into a decline period gradually. Hanamachi declined with the decreases of Ryotei, Japanese traditional restaurants. Finally, Yokohama Geisha completely disappeared 20 years ago.
~Revivial of Geisha!
April in 2017, Yokohama Geisha revived after about 20 years.
We endeavor with the wishes of greater prosperity of Yokohama and the world of Geishas, and we rebuild songs originated in Yokohama by studying history.