Saturday, April 05, 2008

Kyo Odori: Opening Day Update 2008

CORRECTION: The maiko Satonami performs in the opening scene with the geiko Chiyoe and Kanachisa. Thank you to everyone who pointed out this mistake!

The past few days have been incredible: full of maiko, geiko, sunshine and cherry blossoms in full bloom. We even stumbled upon a procession of Oiran! Everywhere I look, I see a haiku. If only I had the words to share them with you.

Well, I'm no Basho, but I do have a camera (^_<) There is absolutely nothing like Kyoto in the spring. It's like a dream! I can't wait to show and tell you all about it!

If anyone would a program from any or all of the spring dances, please contact me or leave a comment!
Peter MacIntosh has uploaded a few images from this year's Miyako Odori program to his blog! Check it out!

More updates coming soon...

12 comments:

Alyson said...

YAY! Kyoto in Spring is a magical place!

bibsmr said...
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bibsmr said...

did Satonami turn her collar already? there is a picture on flickr of kyo odori where a geiko looks a lot like satonami :)

Sara

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see the Odori program for this years dances! That would be most wonderful! It's great you're back in Japan, as we'll get to see all the wonderful pictures you take! :D

Melissa said...

No, Satonami did not turn her vollar yet. The geiko on the far right is actually Toshihana (^_<)

Anonymous said...

On your picture, is that really Satoai in the front? She looks far more like Satonami to me! Thanks, Melissa!

April said...

Hi Melissa!

Yes, I'd love to have a programme from Miyagawa-cho again and from Kamishichiken if you're going to that one! Thank you!

~April

skye said...

lucky you!

creekboy448 said...

wicked, I love some of your pics, very vivid and beautifully framed. Your flickr page is sweet :-D

Anonymous said...

Oh! I would love a Odori program if you still have one! I'm soprannaUSF on IGboards, please send me a message if you get a chance!

Anonymous said...

the new site looks wonderful and you pictures are amazing as always. i was wondering if you stil have some odori programs left, i have been looking for them^^ you can contact me on milla_nusse_mus@hotmail.com

chhunny said...

Vow, all the picture you posted are very nice !!
Lucky OK!!