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:
    Maiko: 菊しづ Kikushizu

  • 本城 Honjo

    Geiko: 君有 Kimiyū
    Maiko: 君翔 Kimishō, 君宙 Kimisora

  • 堀八重 Horiyae

    Geiko: ふく光 Fukuteru, ふく愛 Fukuai, ふく友梨 Fukuyuri
    Maiko: ふく美代 Fukumiyo

  • いし初 Ishihatsu

    Geiko: ふく鈴 Fukusuzu

  • 花傳 Kaden

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

  • 川久 Kawahisa

    Geiko: 叶千沙 Kanachisa, 叶子 Kanako
    Maiko: 叶季 Kanasue, 叶朋 Kanatomo

  • 河よ志 Kawayoshi

  • 駒屋 Komaya

    Geiko: とし夏菜 Toshikana, とし真菜 Toshimana, とし純 Toshisumi, 千賀遥 Chikaharu, とし菜実 Toshinami, とし七菜 Toshinana, とし菜希 Toshinagi, 多栄之 Taeno
    Maiko: とし菜穂 Toshinaho, とし涼 Toshiryō, とし倖 Toshikō

  • しげ森 Shigemori

    Geiko: ふく紘 Fukuhiro, 小ふく Kofuku, ふく兆 Fukuchō, ふく苑 Fukusono
    Maiko: 小はつ Kohatsu, 小つる Kotsuru, ふく侑 Fukuyū, ふく凪 Fukunagi, ふく松 Fukumatsu, ふく成 Fukunaru

  • Harutomi 春富

    Geiko: 美恵雛 Miehina

  • 貴久政 Kikumasa

  • 高よし Takayoshi

    Geiko: 田ね文 Tanefumi

  • 利きみ Toshikimi

    Maiko: 富美唯 Fumiyui, 富美彩 Fumiaya

  • よし冨美 Yoshifumi

  • 湊家 Minatoya