Hanamachi of September
Although it is fall now by calendar, you would still feel heat in Kyoto.
Maiko’s Kanzashi of September is flowers of balloon Flower.
As you know, there are a lot of Buddhist temple and shinto shrine Buddhist temple in Kyoto, you could see balloon Flower anywhere in every precincts.
Balloon Flower is the one of familiar flower and its Kanazashi look naturally on Maiko’s hair. Also you will feel that fall is coming from them.
Maiko’s Kanazashi are changed monthly. The color of balloon Flower are mostly light pink and white and it goes very well with their Kimono.
This month, September, you could see the most beautiful moon through the year.
There are many events to see moon in every cities, and you would see Geiko and Maiko there.
Geiko and Maiko in the moon light…such a glorious site it is! There are sublime atmosphere around.
There are many chances to see Geiko and Maiko at moon-events in Kyoto. Also you would specially enjoy sketch sessions and photo sessions at night on the day.
The weather has been so strange in this summer, so hope you will enjoy wonderful moon in Septembert…
Kyoto of this month
6th (Sat) Kangetsu no yube to Maiko Kansho (Seeing moon in the evening and seeing Maiko dancing) at Myoshinji Tacchu Taizouin
6th (Sat)-8th (Mon) Daikaku ji. Osawa ike ‘Kangetsu no Yube’ at Daikakjuji Osawa ike and every other places in the city
8th (Mon) Meigetsu kangen sai at Shimogamo jinja
Zensoku huji / hechima kaji at Sekizan Zenin
9th (Tue) Chouyou Shinji Karasu Sumo at Kamigamo jinja
14th (Sun)- 15th (Mon) Seiryu kai at Kiyomizu dera
15th (Mon) Yoshitsune sai at Kurama dera
-15th(Mon) Arashiyama ukai aroudn Aarashiyama togetsukyo
20th (Sat) -21th (Sun) Kyoto Okazaki Red carpet 2014 at jingumichi Okazaki park
-21th(Sun) Ujigawa ukai around Uji park and Tou no shima
22th (Sun) Kushi Matsuri(comb festival) around Yasui konpira gu
23rd (Mon) Takasegawa Funa Matsuri(ship festival at Takase river) aorund Takasegawa Ichino Funairi
27th (Sat) Hagi matsuri at Ryozen kannon
28th (Sun) Sencha kencha sai at Heian jingu
-30th(Tue) Kamogawa Nouryouyuka at Kamogawa seigan
Myako’s Recommendation of September
Hello this is Myako.
The weather is much confortable now in September and there are lots Fall events in Kyoto.
Kimono of Geiko and Maiko are shifing to unlined kimono from silk gauze littel by little.
●Kangetsu no yube to Maiko Kansho (Seeing moon in the evening and seeing Maiko dancing)
Please make a reservation in 3days advance. enjoy watching beautiful Japanese garden and having dinner and tea ceremony. Maiko is going to show you dance performance after.
Place: Myoshinji Tacchu Taizouin
Date and time : 6th (Sat) 6pm-8:30pm (please enter before 5:30pm)
inquiry : 075-467-1666 (hanazono kaikan) http://www.taizoin.com/main.html
●Kushi matsuri (comb festival)
This is the festival of memorial service for damaged or old comb. Dance of ‘Kurokami’ is going to dedicated at Konpira gu in Gion then there is a parade displaying traditional hair style of each era of Japanese history. It is going to be a very interesting to see.
Place : Yasui Konpira gu
Date and time : 22nd (Mon) 1pm-
Inquiry : 075-561-5127 (Ysui Konpira gu)
075-561-2277 (Minami hair salon)
●Takasegawa Funa Matsuri(ship festival at Takase river)
It is going to be hold around the ichino Funairi which is the starting point of the water way of Takasegawa river.You can ride on Old style Takase ship. There is photo session of Maiko and you can enjoy tea that Maiko pour for you.
Place ; Takase gawa(river) around ichino Funairi
Date and time : 23rd (Tue) 10:30-4pm *depends on attractions
Inquiry :075-241-38388 Kincha ryo firstname.lastname@example.org (Takase gawa hosho kai)
You would notice the fall-design of Kimono and obi(belt).hope you would enjoy Kyoto and Hanamachi in September.