On Saturday we joined in Japanorama which was a ‘teahouse party fundraiser’ experience in Nottingham.
It was a light affair, with tea, snacks, Japanese games like Tora Tora and dancing.
I took my wedding kakeshita hikizuri for one of the ‘Geisha’ and there were 2 ‘Maiko’, 1 ‘Geiko’ and an okiya mother.
The geisha had contructed their own dance based on the distinctive but easier moves assosciated with traditional dances performed by Geisha, as they knew with two months till the show they would not be able to master a full dance. Plus they were very aware of their own limitations and this was for fun.
April took a video so hopefully I will be able to add it to this post at a later date!
We strapped the girls into their kimono so they could provide a decent experience for the guests.
Here are a few photos from the day:
The dance was good. I think it resonated a lot better as they were not directly immitating a traditional dance, which we have seen that this is hard to master and can fail when preformed by dancers not traditionally trained.
On another note, there were MAIKO in London recently and it doesn’t matter how much we troll websites for events such as this, they never bother to publicise them or intentionality keep stuff like this secret. SUPER mad.
I will see Geisha dance…oh yes I WILL.