Last additions - Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri Oiran Dochu Procession 一葉桜まつりおいらん道中
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My YouTube video of the oiran show in 2010.Jun 06, 2010
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Also see my video at YouTube.Apr 30, 2010
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The day's entertainment was capped by taiko drummers.Apr 30, 2010
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Oiran stopped and posed for me. How nice of her...Apr 30, 2010
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She wears normal footwear and not the high clogs. Too bad...Apr 30, 2010
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Back of oiran.Apr 30, 2010
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Ladies in waiting.Apr 30, 2010
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Kamuro attendants and oiran courtesan at the Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri Oiran Dochu Procession in Asakusa, Tokyo.Apr 30, 2010
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She posed for me too.Apr 30, 2010
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A beautiful day for an oiran matsuri.Apr 30, 2010
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Kamuro and oiranApr 30, 2010
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Tekomai geishaApr 30, 2010
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On the way back, both oiran did not wear the high geta clogs as they did when they arrived. Too tiring...Apr 30, 2010
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Oiran and her court pose for pictures.Apr 30, 2010
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The person in black is the kurogo attendant.Apr 30, 2010
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OiranApr 30, 2010
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They pose for pictures.Apr 30, 2010
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Then they got up and left the stage.Apr 30, 2010
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She gives an approving (seductive?) glance at him.Apr 30, 2010
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He smokes it. Also see my video of this performance at YouTube.Apr 30, 2010
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She gives the pipe to her customer.Apr 30, 2010
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Lots of eye candy in this show.Apr 30, 2010
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She lights the pipe.Apr 30, 2010
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She receives a smoking pipe from her kamuro.Apr 30, 2010
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Leaning right, then...Apr 30, 2010
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Leaning left.Apr 30, 2010
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Spreading her wings. She did almost the same thing as the first oiran, except for the latter part of the show.Apr 30, 2010
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End of the first oiran show.Apr 30, 2010
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The second oiran then appeared on stage.Apr 30, 2010
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Then leans sideways mimicking the slope of Mt. Fuji.Apr 30, 2010
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The show was almost the same as before. She leans back like this.Apr 30, 2010
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Oiran show begins. Also see my video of this performance at YouTube.Apr 30, 2010
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OiranApr 30, 2010
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Tekomai geisha posing for photos.Apr 30, 2010
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The tekomai geisha first appeared and posed for photos.Apr 30, 2010
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Kamuro attendants.Apr 30, 2010
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This time I focused on the Oiran Show and didn't chase the procession heading to this stage. The opening act were these musicians playing festival music.Apr 30, 2010
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The oiran herself. This year, the oiran and other women were portrayed by women who applied for this job voluntarily. I don't think they performed professionally in any oiran shows.Apr 30, 2010
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The first oiran group arrives in front of the stage.Apr 30, 2010
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Kamuro. They might be high school age.Apr 30, 2010
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I saw this festival again on April 10, 2010 and these are the pictures. The highlight was not one, but two oiran entourages who appeared.Apr 30, 2010
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Bravo!Apr 20, 2007
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ClogsApr 20, 2007
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The name of her teahouse was Matsubaya which was the last teahouse in the Yoshiwara district.Apr 20, 2007
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She put her clogs again and completed her return trip.Apr 20, 2007
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Her attendants keep her steady as she changes her footwear.Apr 20, 2007
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Before crossing the busy intersection, oiran takes off her clogs to wear normal slippers.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran Dochu procession, TokyoApr 20, 2007
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The procession passes by Ichiyo sakura trees.Apr 20, 2007
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Also see my video at YouTube.Apr 20, 2007
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KamuroApr 20, 2007
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Oiran Dochu procession, TokyoApr 20, 2007
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Be sure to see my video at YouTube.Apr 20, 2007
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I can only wonder how much this kimono costs.Apr 20, 2007
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After the oiran show, the Oiran Dochu procession is held again for the return trip from 3 pm.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran have their obi sash tied in the front instead of the back like geisha in Kyoto.Apr 20, 2007
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Great showApr 20, 2007
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At the end of the oiran show, they posed for photographers.Apr 20, 2007
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Very colorful under the sun.Apr 20, 2007
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Spectacular kimonoApr 20, 2007
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Her obi sash is also very ornate.Apr 20, 2007
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I was shooting like rapid-fire continuous mode.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran dances with her kamuro attendantsApr 20, 2007
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Back viewApr 20, 2007
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Oiran dances.Apr 20, 2007
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Her customer smokes the pipe.Apr 20, 2007
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Lighting a tobacco pipe. (Real smoke)Apr 20, 2007
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The gold folding screen, koto music, and dance made it a real visual treat.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran drinks sake.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran and her attendants then performed a short but spectacular oiran show on the stage from about 2 pm. おいらんショーApr 20, 2007
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おいらんショーApr 20, 2007
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The procession nears the main stage where the procession ends.Apr 20, 2007
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The oiran in clear view near the stage.Apr 20, 2007
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They pose in front of the stage and bowed before going backstage.Apr 20, 2007
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Four ladies in waiting called shinzo, follow the oiran. They are future oiran.Apr 20, 2007
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The Oiran Dochu procession proceeds slowly along the Ichiyo cherry-lined street.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran Dochu procession, Ichiyo Sakura Festuval, Tokyo. Her obi sash is tied in the front in a knot called manaita-musubi.Apr 20, 2007
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Elaborate oiran wig weighing about 7 kg or 15 pounds.Apr 20, 2007
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Unlike normal kimono, she wears the obi sashi in the front instead of the back. This is so that she can show off her beautiful obi which would otherwise be covered by the uchikake outer garment.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran. Her wig and geta clogs weigh the same (about 7 kg or 15 pounds each) to keep her head and feet balanced. Her whole outfit weighs about 60 pounds (27 kg). That's why she needs his shoulder for support as she walks. 花魁Apr 20, 2007
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Also see my video at YouTube.Apr 20, 2007
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A large crowd line the narrow street.Apr 20, 2007
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Oiran Dochu procession, Ichiyo Sakura Festuval, TokyoApr 20, 2007
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Baton holderApr 20, 2007
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The kamuro attendants precede the oiran.Apr 20, 2007
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Head of the Edo-Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu procession which started at 1:30 pm. 江戸吉原おいらん道中Apr 20, 2007
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The procession is headed by tekomai geisha who sing.Apr 20, 2007
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At the starting point of the procession, the oiran gets ready to wear her high and heavy wooden clogs.Apr 20, 2007
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Close-up of Ichiyo sakura cherry blossoms. "Ichiyo" means "one leaf." You can see that the flower actually has a small green leaf inside. 一葉桜Apr 20, 2007
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Ichiyo sakura cherry blossom trees line the street where the Oiran Dochu procession will proceed. 一葉桜Apr 20, 2007
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The star and main focus of the festival and procession, the oiran or tayu courtesan.Apr 20, 2007
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Festival banner. The Ichiyo Sakura Festival is held in April along the main Komatsu-bashi-dori street lined with Ichiyo cherry blossoms. These photos were taken on April 14, 2007. 小松橋通りApr 20, 2007
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Entrance to the Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri festival site on Komatsu-bashi-dori near Asakusa, behind Sensoji temple. 小松橋通りApr 20, 2007
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The festival lasts all day long, from morning until late afternoon. Incudes a flea market. 小松橋通りApr 20, 2007
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Stage entertainment held on one end of the street. 街角ステージApr 20, 2007
 
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