Saturday, April 28, 2007

Miyako Odori: Autumn Leaves

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The maiko Konomi performing "Autumn color leaves at the Jojakkoji Temple in Sagano with another geiko ( possibly Mao). Jokakkoji Temple was originally built as a retirement home for the priest Nisshin on mount Ogura. The Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (collection of a hundred waka poems) was compiled by Fujiwara no Teika while living in Shiguretei, believed to have been located where Jokakkoji stands today.

The temple and other places in the Sagano area are famous for the beauty of their autumn colored leaves, attracting people from all over Japan each fall.







2 comments:

Ian said...

Thanks a bunch Melissa! I was happy with my shots of Miyako Odori until I saw yours! They really capture the spectacle beautifully. I'm interested to see that they change roles - one of the dancers in your photos was playing a drum on the day I went - I took lots of photos of her because she looked so perfect! Anyway, I'm back in Australia now (sniff)... thanks for bringing it back for me.

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeus.
I love your pictures of geisha and maiko <3 they just make me more obsessed with them ^^