JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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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.2171 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 theater965 views
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"Nanohanaya"786 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や695 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ657 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ643 viewsThis is a maiko.
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Part 2: Passing of Spring in Kyoto, "Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や570 viewsPart 2 of the program consists of dance numbers.
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ538 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ526 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ411 views
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PR poster for the Kamogawa Odori geisha dance held during May 1-24 in Pontocho.279 views
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Inside the theater, waiting for the start of the 168th Kamogawa Odori (in 2005) to start.251 views
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater244 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242 viewsThe first half is a musical play with a storyline.
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater as seen from Kamogawa River.235 views
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Entrance to Pontocho Kaburenjo theater. You can buy tickets for the day's performance.233 views
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Taro's Shack232 views
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End of show, see you next year in May!227 views
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Kamogawa River next to the theater.220 views
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater, venue for Kamogawa Odori.217 views
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Pontocho is a narrow alley and known as a geisha district.212 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や198 views
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Mother scolds the daughter for the scuffle with Taro.181 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ179 views
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Magistrate's House176 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲173 views
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"Nanohanaya"167 views
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Barrels of sake next to the theater.160 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲 She rises from beneath the stage.158 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ156 views
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Taro has a scuffle with the daughter and breaks her koto instrument.155 views
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"Irises" are in full bloom. 菖蒲152 views
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Taro overhears the Lord's daughter trying to compose a poem.149 views
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"Irises" She holds an iris flower. She just took a bath with iris leaves. 菖蒲148 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ147 views
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Dance program for 2005.146 views
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Taro gets to marry the lord's daughter.145 views
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Finale: Throwing hand towels145 views
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Taro helps her compose her poem.138 views
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It turns out that Taro was a grandson of the Emperor.137 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ135 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms). They dance like they were melting into the sea of flowers. 菜の花や131 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ130 views
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨123 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や122 views
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨116 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲115 views
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Comical play called "Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流111 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet). Spring yields to early summer. 花うたげ111 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.111 views狂言風流
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End of Part 1 with a happy ending.103 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ100 views
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"Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流98 views
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