The Last Geisha of Nara

12 July 2017 ● less than 1 min read ● 0 images

This is a film portraying Kikuno who is a Geiko of Ganrinin Hanamchi, a Geisha town in Nara, Japan.

Kikuno started the training of Maiko (aprentice stage before becoming a Geiko) at the age of 15 years old. Nowadays, as a Geiko she is sharing the unique Ozashiki culture which is the art of dancing, singing and playing with Geishas to the new generations.

Kikuno opened a "Tea House" named Tsuruya in Ganrinin Hanamachi in Nara. It is a Japanese traditional "members only" bar where guests can enjoy privileged time with beautiful Maikos and Geikos

There used to be many "Tea houses" and hundreds of Maikos and Geikos in the city of Nara but as of now, Tsuruya is the only one left and Kikuno wants to keep the Omotenashi culture and the irreplacable artistic skills of Geishas alive

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benjamin parrot

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

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