Four geisha from the famed Matsunoya Geisha
House in Tokyo have returned to Tenmasa in Macau.
The Geisha - (gei) meaning ‘art’ and (sha)
meaning ‘person’ or ‘doer’ - has been a pillar of Japanese culture
for centuries and until relatively recently appeared to be a
vanishing way of life.
Intense media interest, however, has seen
the fortunes of the geisha steadily reviving. The movie-going
public - and new fans - have become increasingly fascinated by the
lifting of the once-mysterious veil covering the ‘floating world’
of the Japanese geisha.
From September 24–27, 2009, the geisha -
authentic artistes renowned throughout Tokyo for their commitments
to their art in classical song and dance, poetry recital, the tea
ceremony and the art of conversation and also accomplished players
of traditional Japanese instruments - are available to entertain
and serve groups of up to 12 guests at a sitting.
While the services of the geisha are
offered on a complimentary basis, a minimum charge of MOP 60,000
will be made per party of 12 for the highly-customised menus
prepared by Chef de Cuisine Noguchi Takenori, a 12-year veteran of
the Tenmasa craft.
Guests are also given the option to enjoy
the geisha traditions with special menu starting from MOP 2,500
per person at common Tatami area.
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