The 186-seat dinner theater Roppongi Kaguwa re-creates the red-light districts of Yoshiwara, established in 17th-century Tokyo to provide all manner of entertainment. Upon arrival, relax in your comfortable seat and soak up the exciting atmosphere as you prepare to be entertained for two hours.
The Oiran Night Show, which features male actors playing both samurai and the courtesans known as oiran, offers a unique combination of traditional performance with a modern spin, including jazz dancing, upbeat music and even flying acrobats. Watch in awe as professional dancers in elaborate costumes re-create ancient Japan on an ever-changing, movable stage.
Marvel as Japanese drag queens represent the lives of Tokyo’s courtesans, called oiran, during the Meiji era (1868–1912). Among the women living and working within Yoshiwara, the oiran were the most prominent, selecting the wealthiest and most powerful citizens for their clientele. Oiran were masters of arts and entertainment, becoming highly educated in sado (Japanese tea ceremony), ikebana (flower arranging) and calligraphy, among other cultural arts. The better-known geishas were also skilled in these arts, but they used their skills to provide hospitality and entertainment; the oiran of the Meiji era were highly regarded prostitutes.
Throughout the late evening performance, enjoy beer, shochu, wine, cocktails and soft drinks with unlimited beverage service. The theater also serves up a Japanese set dinner; the menu varies nightly, but usually includes grilled fish, stewed seasonal vegetables, soup, pickles, rice and a dessert.