On April 5th 2017, Yumeyakata's Beniko-sensei appeared on Asahi TV's "Kiyoshi - Kuroda no Kyou mo Hee-Hoo" (Today again, Kiyoshi and Kuroda will be surprised) show!
This variety show aired every week from Monday to Wednesday at 10:53am aims at learning more about society in Japan. Every time, Master Kiyoshi Nishikawa and Mr. Kuroda (AKA Messenger) follow a guide (the Hee-Hoo sensei) to different places depending on the day's topic.
On April 5th, the topic was "Kyoto in Spring". Beniko-sensei, our former maiko very knowledgeable about Kyoto, appeared as the guide on that day! She took out Master Kiyoshi and Mr. Kuroda to her recommended famous shops.
■Wanna know more about maiko culture? ≫ Former maiko Beniko's blog "Do you know?"
■Wanna know how to move around elegantly in kimono? ≫ Beniko-sensei's kimono lectures (for free!)
Beniko-sensei's recommended places that appeared on the show
〈A famous rice specialist restaurant?〉
Kome-Ryotei Hachidaime Gihey Address: 296 Gionmachi-kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 Phone: +81-75-708-8173 Opening hours: 11:00-14:30 / 18:00-21:00 (closed on Wednesdays) Website: http://www.okomeya-ryotei.net/english/index.html
〈The oldest remaining broom in a 200-year-old establishment?〉
Naito Shoten Address: Sanjo Ohashi Nishi-zume, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8004 Opening hours: 9:30-19:30 (closing times: end of the year, irregular) Website: http://eng.trip.kyoto.jp/spot/db/Naito-Shoten/ ("Today, Kyoto, Tomorrow" website)
〈A hidden, old-fashioned coffee shop that is popular among young ladies?〉
Shin-setsu Address: 277 Enpukujimaechō, Nakagyō-ku, 604-8045 Kyoto Phone: +81-75-221-4468 Opening hours: Weekdays 14:00-20:00 / Weekends and holidays 12:00-20:00 (closed on Thursdays) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shinsetsu.kyoto/