Hanamachi of April
Cherry blossom become full bloom in this month and Maiko has Cherry blossom on their Kanzashi as well.
In hanamachi,cherry blossom season means ‘Odori(dance performance)’period.
You could see many Geiko, Maiko and Shikomi-san who walk from Okiya to Kaburenjo, back and forth under cherry blossom trees.
Shikomi-san carry big and heavy bags and walk after their senior…could you guess what they think of?
They rehearse what they have to do at Gakuya in their mind.
Well there are another attractions in this month.
Normally Geiko put wig on their head but only in Odori(dance performance)program of Gion Kobu, you could see Geiko use their own hair to put up the hair style.
Another one is the pattern of Kimono. As cherry blossom fall,Gieko and Maiko changed Kimono with wisteria pattern. And Maiko put wisteria to their Kanzashi as well.
I am sure that many Tourist and amateur photographers want to take photos as many as they would like and do not want to miss any Photography chances.
However every hanamachi are overflowing with people in this period…. so please pay attention to around and be careful…
Off course cars and bikes are driving on the road even though it looks like pedestrian precinct!
Kyoto of this month
till 12th Night cherry blossom light up illumination in Kyoto city
till the first week of May Special open to the public in Spring in Kyoto city
～7th（Tue） Kitano Odori Kamishichiken kaburenjo
～5th（Sun） Gion shirakawa night cherry blossom light up illumination aournd Gion shirakawa and Tatsumi shrine
1st（Wed）～30th（Thu） Miyako Odori Gion kobu kaburenjo
3rd（Fri）～7th（Tue） Kyoto gosho Special open to the public in Spring Kyoto gosho
4th（Sat）～5th（Sun） The eleventh Kyoto Yosakoi around Kyoto ward office
4th（Sat）～19th（Sun） Kyo Odori Miyagawacho kaburenjo
9th（Thu）～12th（Sun） Benishidare concert 2015 Heian jingu
12th（Sun） A memorial flower service fro Yoshino Tyuu Josho temple
12th（Sun） Houtaikou hanami gyoretsu Daigo temple
12th（Sun） Yasurai festival Imamiya shrine
16th（Thu） Heian-jingu Shrine dedication dance Heian Jingu shrine
25th（Sat）～ Oharame festival Ooharano sato
29th（Wed） Kyokusui no utage Jyonan gu
29th（Wed）～ Mibu kyogen Mibu temple
●Gion Shirakawa Night cherry blossom light up illumination
Place around Gion shirakawa Tatsumihashi
Date and time till 5th (sun) light up 6pm- 10pm
【Photo session of Maiko】
Place around Gion shirakawa, tatsumihashi
Date and time 4th (Sat) 3pm-5pm
●Kitano Odori(dance performance)
It is untill the first week of April,Please hurry!
Place Kamishichiken kaburenjo
Date and time Till 7th (Tue) 1:30pm- / 4pm-
charge with tea 4800yen without tea 4300yen
Inquiry 075-461-0148 Kamishichiken kaburenjo
This is the Spring Odori by Gion Kobu of Kyo Mai Inoue style.
It is going to be hold for one month and 4stages per day. Geiko and Maiko are trying hard.
Place Gikon kobu Kaburenjo
Date and time 1st(Wed) – 30th (Thu)
12:30pm-/ 2pm- / 3:30pm- / 4:30pm-
Charge 4800yen (Special seats with tea)
4200yen (The first class ticket)
2500yen (The second class ticket)
This is the Spring Dance by Miyagawacho of Wakayagi style.
The stage is gorgeous and brilliant,it entertain us very much.
Place Miyagawacho kaburenjo
Date and time 4th (Sat)- 19th (Sun)
12:30pm- / 2:30pm- / 4:30pm-
Charges 4800yen The first class ticket with tea
4200yen The first class ticket
2800yen The second class ticket with tea
2200yen The second class ticket
● Heian-jingu Shrine dedication dance
Heian-jingu Shrine dedication dance will been held one day before the festival of Heian jingu.
Maiko will do dedication dance in front of Heianjingu.
Regulation for the photography becomes severe year by year.
Date and time 16th (Thu)
Kyoto,hanamachi is full of cherry blossom in this month..
Please come to visit.