JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono


Most viewed - Kamogawa Odori Geisha Dance 鴨川をどり
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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.2166 viewsA maiko is an apprentice geisha. Her obi sah on the back is long, as well as her sleeves.
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Geiko and maiko in front of Pontocho Kaburenjo theater955 views
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"Nanohanaya"782 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や690 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ654 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ640 viewsThis is a maiko.
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Part 2: Passing of Spring in Kyoto, "Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や565 viewsPart 2 of the program consists of dance numbers.
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ535 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ522 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ407 views
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PR poster for the Kamogawa Odori geisha dance held during May 1-24 in Pontocho.278 views
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Inside the theater, waiting for the start of the 168th Kamogawa Odori (in 2005) to start.250 views
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater243 views
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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241 viewsThe first half is a musical play with a storyline.
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater as seen from Kamogawa River.234 views
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Entrance to Pontocho Kaburenjo theater. You can buy tickets for the day's performance.232 views
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Taro's Shack231 views
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End of show, see you next year in May!226 views
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Kamogawa River next to the theater.219 views
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater, venue for Kamogawa Odori.216 views
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Pontocho is a narrow alley and known as a geisha district.211 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や197 views
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Mother scolds the daughter for the scuffle with Taro.180 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ178 views
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Magistrate's House175 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲172 views
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"Nanohanaya"166 views
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Barrels of sake next to the theater.159 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲 She rises from beneath the stage.157 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ155 views
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Taro has a scuffle with the daughter and breaks her koto instrument.154 views
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"Irises" are in full bloom. 菖蒲151 views
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Taro overhears the Lord's daughter trying to compose a poem.148 views
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"Irises" She holds an iris flower. She just took a bath with iris leaves. 菖蒲147 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ146 views
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Dance program for 2005.145 views
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Taro gets to marry the lord's daughter.144 views
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Finale: Throwing hand towels144 views
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Taro helps her compose her poem.137 views
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It turns out that Taro was a grandson of the Emperor.136 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ134 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms). They dance like they were melting into the sea of flowers. 菜の花や130 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ129 views
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨122 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や121 views
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨115 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲114 views
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Comical play called "Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流110 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet). Spring yields to early summer. 花うたげ110 views
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"Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流, comical play featuring a rabbit and monkey who enjoy the longer daylight in spring.110 views狂言風流
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End of Part 1 with a happy ending.102 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ99 views
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"Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流97 views
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