PVSEC-27 Banquet: 19:00-21:00, Wednesday, 15th Nov 2017

In the banquet of PVSEC-27, we invite you to the show time of “Maiko” and “Geiko”, traditional dance girls in Kyoto. Please enjoy the Japanese traditional culture. “Maiko” and “Geiko” have about 300 years’ history. At the beginning, they served drinks and foods for people coming to temples and shrines, and became to show music and dance afterword. “Geiko” are senior dance girls usually over 20 years old, and experts in the traditional dance. “Maiko” are usually under 20 years old and learn and practice the performance in a growing process to be “Geiko”. “Maiko” have different costumes and makeup from “Geiko”. You can find the difference between two kinds of dance girls in the show.

Geiko and Maiko work and live in “Hanamachi” in Kyoto. “Hanamachi” is a kind of system to promote their activity and consist of three major parts, “Okiya” where they learn the manners and live in, “Ochaya” where they perform the traditional dance and serve for customers, and “Ryoutei” where skilled chefs cock traditional Japanese dinner and deliver them to “Ochaya”. There are five “Hanamachi” in Kyoto, Gion, Gion-west, Pontocho, Miyagawacho, and Kamihichiken. I think “Hanamachi” of Kyoto is probably sophisticated more than those of other locations in Japan and Gion is especially prestigious. We ask “Geiko” and “Maiko” of Gion to show the performance for our banquet. You might experience the real Japanese tradition.

  • Date & Time: 19:00-21:00, Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 2017
  • Venue: Prince Hall, 3F, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
  • Fee: 10,000 JPY/Person
  • Style: Family-style
  • Dress Code: Business casual
  • *Registration fees do not include the banquet. Banquet ticket should be purchased at Registration Desk until Monday Nov. 13.
  • Please note that banquet tickets are handled on a first come, first serve basis.
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