Ito Onsen/hot spring
Ozashiki Culture College
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Zashiki is a formal Japanese-style tatami mats room in the house.
When we put "O" at the head of "zashiki", it sometimes means
a traditional Japanese-style reception room where Geiko and/or Maiko let customers entertain.


"Ozashiki-gei" is Japanese traditional entertainment with geisha performed
in Japanese-style tatami mats room.
Since the Edo period, it has been enjoyed by the successful local businessmen or polititians,
and such pleasure is called "Ozashiki-asobi".

It's very very difficult to do ozashiki-asobi in Kyoto because
it's sophisticated special world and very expensive.
Before all, you can not do anything without introduction and connection.
Only very rich businessmen or politicians can be participated there.
(* Recentry there are restaurants or tours of Ochaya-asobi. you don't need any introduction.
They are mini-ozashiki-experience and you can enjoy the atmosphere.Here)
However, condition and atmosphere in other towns, especialy hot-spring towns, are very different.
Ordinary people can enjoy ozashiki-asobi casually if you pay..

Ozashiki Culture Univ. is run by Ito Onsen Tourist Association.
They provide two departments 5 courses and we can learn cool Edo culture.



Department
Geisha Iki-iki Taiken Gakubu (Women only)
Course Introductory Course Specialized Course
Class Geisha Taiken Course/|Ҏp̌R[X
Course that provides geisha's-kimono-wearing experiences
Ozashiki OkeikoIppaku-Futsuka Course
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Stay one night and learn at a courtly pace.
Experience of geisha at a real party.
Term
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
during the following term

Spring
(1st Friday of Faburuary - 1st Sunday of June)
Autumn
(1st Friday of October - 2nd Sunday of December)

2 days (Friday - Saturday or Saturday - Sunday)
during the following term

Spring
(1st Friday of Faburuary - 1st Sunday of June)
Autumn
(1st Friday of October - 2nd Sunday of December)
Place Tokai-kan/ C Tokai-kan/ C
Time 10:00 - 14:00 (The last starting time of the class) 1 night 2 days
Amount of
time required
90 minutes described below
Enrollment
limit
8 people/class 8 people/class
Reservation needed Reservation needed
Course fee
12,800yen/person (including fee for entrance,
rental costume (pink), wig, make up, photographs,
hot spring bath and tea ceremony.

If you stay Ryokan/hotel/penssion/minshuku
in Ito Onsen area => 10,800 yen.
(something to certify your stay is needed)
(If you would like to wear black kimono => plus 3000yen)


18,800yen/person (including fee for entrance,
rental costume (pink), wig, make up, photographs,
hot spring bath and tea ceremony.

If you stay Ryokan/hotel /penssion/minshuku
in Ito Onsen area => 16,800 yen.
(something to certify your stay is needed)
(If you would like to wear black kimono => plus 3000yen)
Content
1 Get your makeup done by real geisha
2 Fixed up kimono and wear a wig in Geisha's way
3 Take three commemorative photos.
4 Take bath at Tokai-kan and have tea service
5 In memory of your participation, register your
"Genjina" (professional name) and kiss mark.
They will be keep going on display
at Tokai-kan forever.

1st day: 13:00 - 16:30
1 Fitting kimono, Geisha's manner, lecture about culture of geiko,
Dodoitdu song, Dance

2nd day: 10:00 - 13:00
1 Get your makeup done by real geisha
2 Fixed up kimono and wear a wig in Geisha's way
3 Take three commemorative photos.
4 Recital: Dodoitsu song and dance (completion of the course)
5 Take bath at Tokai-kan and have tea service
6 In memory of your participation, register your
"Genjina" (professional name) and kiss mark.
They will be keep going on display
at Tokai-kan forever.



Department Ozashiki-gei Yugi-Gakubu (Men or Women)
Course
Ozashikigei Shutoku-gakka/~|KR[X
Learn the
Ozashikigei Enkai-gakka/~|w Dodoitsu Taiken Kyoshitsu/sX̌
Class
Practical training of
Geisha's entertainment
in a class

Practical training of
Geisha's entertainment
in a banquet room
Class in Dodoitsu song
Qualifications for
participation
Aged 18 and over
More than one person
Men or women
Aged 20 and over
Group to hold a banquet
N/A
Term
1st and 3rd Sunday
during the following term

Spring (Faburuary - May)
Autumn (October - December)
365days

For mor information, please contact
Ito KankoKyokai (Ito Tourist Association)
3rd Sunday of each month
Place Tokai-kan/ C Any banquet hall of accomodation
facilities in Ito Onsen
Tokai-kan/ C
Time - - 11:00-13:00
Course fee
Primary course: 5000yen/person
Intermediate course: 5000yen/person
Advanced course: 7000yen/person

You have to call at least three geisha girls.
Pay to them.


1,000yen/person
(including fee for Japanese sweets.)


Content

Practical training of
Geisha's entertainment "Kompira",
"Toraken", "teruteru-bouzu", etc.
in a banquet room

instructer: geisha
Class for Dodoitsu (songs in the Edo period)
instructer: geisha





Ito Onsen Ozashiki Bunka Daigaku
Official web site is here (Japanese only but there are many pictures))

If you would like to participate the class, please call
0557-37-6105, and confirm the date and time.
then download an application form.
Fill in it and send it back via Fax 0557-37-9006.


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Tokai-kan/C

address
12-1 HigashiMatsubara-cho, Ito C. Shizuoka Pref.
Éɓs12-10

TEL
0557-36-2004

Access
Get off at Ito ɓ Sta. on the JR Ito Line.
Walk 1km/10 min.


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Inquiries
Ito Kankokyokai (Ito Tourist Association)
0557-37-6105 (9:00-17:00)


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Monthly Info.

Geisha and Maiko


Ozashiki Asobi Experience in Kyoto
*Osukyo official website is here
*Gion Shinmonso official website is here
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