Last additions - Kamogawa Odori Geisha Dance 鴨川をどり
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨Apr 21, 2006
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨Apr 21, 2006
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater as seen from Kamogawa River.Apr 20, 2006
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Kamogawa River next to the theater.Apr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげThis is a maiko.Apr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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Finale: Throwing hand towelsApr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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End of show, see you next year in May!Apr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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"Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流, comical play featuring a rabbit and monkey who enjoy the longer daylight in spring.狂言風流Apr 20, 2006
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"Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流Apr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet). Spring yields to early summer. 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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"Irises" She holds an iris flower. She just took a bath with iris leaves. 菖蒲Apr 20, 2006
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげApr 20, 2006
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"Irises" 菖蒲 She rises from beneath the stage.Apr 20, 2006
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Comical play called "Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流Apr 20, 2006
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"Irises" 菖蒲Apr 20, 2006
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms). They dance like they were melting into the sea of flowers. 菜の花やApr 20, 2006
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"Irises" 菖蒲Apr 20, 2006
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花やApr 20, 2006
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花やApr 20, 2006
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"Irises" are in full bloom. 菖蒲Apr 20, 2006
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花やApr 20, 2006
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"Nanohanaya"Apr 20, 2006
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Part 2: Passing of Spring in Kyoto, "Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花やPart 2 of the program consists of dance numbers.Apr 20, 2006
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"Nanohanaya"Apr 20, 2006
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Taro gets to marry the lord's daughter.Apr 20, 2006
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End of Part 1 with a happy ending.Apr 20, 2006
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Taro has a scuffle with the daughter and breaks her koto instrument.Apr 20, 2006
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It turns out that Taro was a grandson of the Emperor.Apr 20, 2006
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Taro helps her compose her poem.Apr 20, 2006
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Mother scolds the daughter for the scuffle with Taro.Apr 20, 2006
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Taro overhears the Lord's daughter trying to compose a poem.Apr 20, 2006
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Magistrate's HouseApr 20, 2006
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Taro's ShackApr 20, 2006
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Entrance to Pontocho Kaburenjo theater. You can buy tickets for the day's performance.Apr 20, 2006
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Part 1 Monogusa Soshi: Taro's Shack. Lazy Taro does nothing but compose poems all day in his shack. 物ぐさ草紙 太郎の小屋The first half is a musical play with a storyline.Apr 20, 2006
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Inside the theater, waiting for the start of the 168th Kamogawa Odori (in 2005) to start.Apr 20, 2006
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theaterApr 20, 2006
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Barrels of sake next to the theater.Apr 20, 2006
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Geiko and maiko in front of Pontocho Kaburenjo theaterApr 20, 2006
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A geisha/geiko and maiko head to the theater to see the Kamogawa Odori. Notice the different obi sash on the back.A maiko is an apprentice geisha. Her obi sah on the back is long, as well as her sleeves.Apr 20, 2006
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Dance program for 2005.Apr 20, 2006
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Pontocho is a narrow alley and known as a geisha district.Apr 20, 2006
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PR poster for the Kamogawa Odori geisha dance held during May 1-24 in Pontocho.Apr 20, 2006
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater, venue for Kamogawa Odori.Apr 20, 2006
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