宮川町 Miyagawacho

Miyagawacho (lit. “The town of shrine river”) is located close to the kabuki Minamiza theatre and the Kamo river. The district’s name originates from a custom of the Gion Festival - sacred palanquins of Yasaka Shrine used to be washed in the Kamo river around Miyagawacho. The area is strictly associated with the Minamiza theatre and, therefore, it has a strong connection with kabuki. Miyagawacho was established in 1751 and it was a meeting place for the local entertainers and artists. Even nowadays, some kabuki actors share the same names as the teahouses in Miyagawacho. Geiko and maiko of Miyagawacho study the Wakayagi school of dance (Umemoto school in the past) and exhibit Kyo Odori every April and Mizuekai every October. There are 33 teahouses still operating in the area.

  • 花ふさ Hanafusa

    Geiko: 菊つる Kikutsuru, 菊弥江 Kikuyae
    Maiko: 菊咲奈 Kikusana

  • 本城 Honjo

    Geiko: 君有 Kimiyu, 君綾 Kimiaya
    Maiko: 君咲 Kimisaki, 君翔 Kimisho, 君蝶 Kimicho

  • 堀八重 Horiyae

    Geiko: ふく光 Fukuteru, ふく愛 Fukuai
    Maiko: ふく友利 Fukuyuri

  • いし初 Ishihatsu

    Geiko: ふく尚 Fukunao, ふく鈴 Fukusuzu

  • 花傳 Kaden

    Geiko: 小扇 Kosen, 弥千穂 Yachiho, 小梅 Koume
    Maiko: 小晶 Koaki

  • 川久 Kawahisa

    Geiko: 叶千沙 Kanachisa, 里春 Satoharu, 叶子 Kanako
    Maiko: 叶笑 Kanaemi, 叶季 Kanasue

  • 河よ志 Kawayoshi

    Geiko: ふく音 Fukune
    Maiko: ふく弥 Fukuya, ふく香奈 Fukukana, ふく那 Fukuna

  • 駒屋 Komaya

    Geiko: とし輝 Toshiteru, とし夏菜 Toshikana, とし真菜 Toshimana, とし純 Toshisumi, とし恵美 Toshiemi
    Maiko: 千賀明 Chikasaya, 千賀遥 Chikaharu, とし菜実 Toshinami, とし七菜 Toshinana, とし菜希 Toshinagi, とし菜穂 Toshinaho, としえり Toshieri

  • しげ森 Shigemori

    Geiko: ふく紘 Fukuhiro, 小ふく Kofuku, ふく兆 Fukucho
    Maiko: 小はる Koharu, ふく珠 Fukutama, 小えん Koen, ふく典 Fukunori, ふく苑 Fukusono, 小はつ Kohatsu, 小つる Kotsuru

  • 高よし Takayoshi

    Geiko: 田ね文 Tanefumi

  • 利きみ Toshikimi

    Geiko: 君奈 Kimina
    Maiko: 君萌 Kimimoe, 君光 Kimimitsu

  • よし冨美 Yoshifumi

    Geiko: 富美毬 Fumimari, 富美夏 Fumika