Geisha Experience: Tosenkyo

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Ever wanted to meet a geisha? How about challenge one to a game that’s been played in Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868)?

Let’s play Tosenkyo!

Geisha Experience- Tosenkyo

Players throw a Japanese folding fan at a target called a butterfly positioned on a pedestal.

They compete for points based on the shape formed by the thrown fan, the butterfly, and the pedestal.

This point system is quite complicated, so let’s enjoy a simplified version where players throw the fan and try to knock the butterfly from the pedestal for a point. Each challenger can throw the fan three times in total, alternating each throw between the two players.

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If you are interested in Japanese cultural experiences like this, contact us today.

Please come to Japan not as if you coming merely for a tour, but as though you are coming to a place where you have a friend. We are waiting for you!

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