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Tekomai geisha. Their costume is colorful and partially masculine with trousers instead of skirts. Their right shoulder is "exposed" to show a peony flower (botan) design. They carry a red paper lantern imprinted with their names.
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Tekomai geisha. They existed since the Edo Period. They served as side entertainment at festivals. They only sing traditional chant-like songs called kiyari. 手古舞
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This troupe of 25 local women preserve a traditional art of Edo. They attend regular singing practice led by an elderly woman who was an authentic tekomai in her day.
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Tekomai geisha from Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine walk toward the stage.
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They perform in mid-Oct. on the same day and place as Kiba Kakunori log rolling.
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Their right shoulder is "exposed" to show a peony flower design. Also see the video at YouTube.
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They carry a red paper lantern imprinted with their names and use their right hand to drag along a metal wand.
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Tomioka Hachiman Tekomai geisha perform at Kiba Park.
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They only chant, no dancing.
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Tomioka Hachiman tekomai geisha
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Tomioka Hachiman tekomai geisha
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Tekomai geisha at Eitai-bashi
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During the finale, the tekomai and Kiba Kiyari singers sing together.
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Tekomai geisha
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They sing and chant while walking slowly.
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They have flower hats, but I've never seen them wear it on their heads.
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They do not get water splashed.
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The tekomai geisha arrives at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine.
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The tekomai geisha enter the shrine.
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The tekomai geisha enter the shrine.
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The tekomai geisha enter Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine.
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My video of Fukagawa Tekomai performing at Kiba Park in Oct.
 
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