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.2176 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 theater972 views
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"Nanohanaya"791 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や701 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ662 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ648 viewsThis is a maiko.
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Part 2: Passing of Spring in Kyoto, "Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や576 viewsPart 2 of the program consists of dance numbers.
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ543 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ531 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ417 views
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PR poster for the Kamogawa Odori geisha dance held during May 1-24 in Pontocho.280 views
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Inside the theater, waiting for the start of the 168th Kamogawa Odori (in 2005) to start.252 views
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater246 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243 viewsThe first half is a musical play with a storyline.
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater as seen from Kamogawa River.236 views
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Entrance to Pontocho Kaburenjo theater. You can buy tickets for the day's performance.235 views
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Taro's Shack233 views
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End of show, see you next year in May!228 views
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Kamogawa River next to the theater.221 views
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Pontocho Kaburenjo theater, venue for Kamogawa Odori.218 views
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Pontocho is a narrow alley and known as a geisha district.213 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や199 views
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Mother scolds the daughter for the scuffle with Taro.182 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ180 views
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Magistrate's House177 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲174 views
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"Nanohanaya"168 views
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Barrels of sake next to the theater.162 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲 She rises from beneath the stage.159 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ157 views
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Taro has a scuffle with the daughter and breaks her koto instrument.156 views
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"Irises" are in full bloom. 菖蒲153 views
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Taro overhears the Lord's daughter trying to compose a poem.150 views
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"Irises" She holds an iris flower. She just took a bath with iris leaves. 菖蒲149 views
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Dance program for 2005.148 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ148 views
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Taro gets to marry the lord's daughter.146 views
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Finale: Throwing hand towels146 views
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Taro helps her compose her poem.139 views
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It turns out that Taro was a grandson of the Emperor.138 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ136 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms). They dance like they were melting into the sea of flowers. 菜の花や132 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ131 views
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨124 views
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"Nanohanaya" (Rape blossoms) 菜の花や123 views
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"April Rain" 卯月の雨117 views
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"Irises" 菖蒲116 views
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Comical play called "Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流112 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet). Spring yields to early summer. 花うたげ112 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.112 views狂言風流
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End of Part 1 with a happy ending.104 views
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Finale: "Hana Utage" (Flower Banquet) 花うたげ101 views
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"Kyogen Furyu" 狂言風流99 views
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