Thanks to Vince Ng for sending in news of this special event…
Mosaic Machiya will be hosting our first Photography Session at Umeno Ochaya. Participants will be able to meet a real Maiko, take photographs in different poses around the teahouse, watch two traditional dances and mingle with other photographers during a luncheon.
For photographers, filmographers, tourists and locals who have never been in a teahouse, this is a great opportunity to see the secretive world of the Geisha and build your portfolio. You will have plenty of time to adjust lighting, lenses and equipment to get the perfect shot!
Maikos: Umechie & Umehina
Date: June 3rd, 2017
Location: Mosaic Machiya KSK & Umeno Ochaya.
Price: ¥17,000 (Includes lunch, welcome drink, Maiko gift, Teahouse Fee)
13:45 – Meet at Mosaic Machiya prior for registration.
14:00 – Move to Umeno Ochaya and choose seating and setup of cameras
14:15 – Introduction of Umeno & Maiko
14:30 – Dance 1
14:40 – Pose 1 (Main Banquet Hall)
14:50 – Pose 2 (Samisen Room)
15:00 – Luncheon (Flash OK)
15:30 – Pose 3 (Outside Umeno)
15:40 – Dance 2 (Flash OK)
15:50 – Pack up and Farewell.
1) Minimum attendee limit is 12 people. Event will be cancelled if 12 reservations are not confirmed by June 1st, 2017. Maximum attendee limit is 20.
2) Please refrain from using large standing tripods or bringing excessive equipment as it may cause inconvenience to other photographers.
3) Flash photography will be limited to 1 of the Maiko dances and during lunch only.
Inquiries & Reservation:
*To reserve: Email your Full Name & Phone Number
Mosaic Machiya KSK
702 Shinsei-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto