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Shimoda Geisha Okiya Masuya
1-21 4 Chome Shimoda City

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Nami Masuya
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I am a geisha girl born and raised in Shimoda. I recall shamisen(guitar) sounds from my neighborhood, and seeing geisha girls waiting for a car, going up to ozashiki(banquet) for guests' entertainment. The sound of clogs walking down the street and rough voices of fighting drunkard were my lullaby.
Feeling sentimental to see less geishas nowadays than the times past, I decided to become a geisha myself. I'm grateful for my job as a geisha, which has taught me the joys and rigors of the performing arts and enriched my life.


Speaking of Shimoda, it is Tojin Okichi, a tragic geisha heroine, who must be mentioned. Why don't you have a different time from usual? Geisha's basic is maintained in every day practice. We are obliged to show off an assured performance. Meanwhile, in ozashiki(banquet), we read the atmosphere and must boost the party mood. Konpira fune bune, a little bit sexy greeting etc. are classics. Recently, more and more guests are calling geishas to lunch, for their memory of visiting Shimoda.

My recommendations

Superb view spots of Shimoda recommended by local guides
It is in ozashiki(banquet). Please touch the human kindness while traveling. Shimoda is a town that kimono matches well. Maybe you will meet geishas with takashimda wig by chance … Please feel free to talk to us.
The most favorite place in Shimoda
In front of the golden folding screen. This place gives us good sense of tension when we perform the music and the dance.
You cannot miss these local specialties once you are in Shimoda.
Please visit Kushida Kura Cafe, in the center of the town, where you will be served Northern Indian Curry, so delicious ! A high colonnade storehouse loaded with Izu Stones that feels cool and comfortable. We set fire to the fireplace in winter. Actually, this is my parents home. It also sells CDs.

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See you in Shimoda.
Performance of Okichi, tragic geish heroin.
Dance with sounds of shamisen and drums

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