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Cherry Blossom Dance

During my stay in Kyoto I went to the Gionkobu Kaburenjo Theater. The Miyako Odori offers their performance everyday in April here. The Cherry-Blossom Dance (Miyako Odori) started in 1872 and had the 135th performance this year.

In March of 1872 as a sideshow of the EXPO the dance "Miyako Odori Jyunicho" created by Masanao Makimura was performed with the chorus and musicians in a room with beautiful sliding doors of a house calledMatsunoya, located in Gion Shinbashi.  The dance consists of eight scenes. The theme of this years was "Famous Places rooted in the History of Kyoto". Truly one of the highlights of my visit to Kyoto!

Cherry Blossom Dance

During my stay in Kyoto I went to the Gionkobu Kaburenjo Theater. The Miyako Odori offers their performance everyday in April here. The Cherry-Blossom Dance (Miyako Odori) started in 1872 and had the 135th performance this year.

In March of 1872 as a sideshow of the EXPO the dance "Miyako Odori Jyunicho" created by Masanao Makimura was performed with the chorus and musicians in a room with beautiful sliding doors of a house calledMatsunoya, located in Gion Shinbashi.  The dance consists of eight scenes. The theme of this years was "Famous Places rooted in the History of Kyoto". Truly one of the highlights of my visit to Kyoto!

comments (14)

  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 30 Oct 2007, 01:13
brilliant colors! I hope that you enjoyed a Japanese staysmile
Scarlet: Thank you Makoto and I LOVED Japan!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2007, 03:28
I'm surprised you managed to snap such a wonderfully lit shot inside the theater, Scarlett. The color palette is just amazing!
Z
Scarlet: I was very lucky with 99% of the shots I took during the performance but I admit that these shot was a bit more pinkish so I used photoshop to bring back the original color on top (the performers didn't need any photoshop magic)
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Oct 2007, 08:03
Wow Scarlet this is amazing what a fantastic shot. Love the colours so lively. smile
Scarlet: Thanks Tracy.
  • Kempah
  • Amsterdam
  • 30 Oct 2007, 08:10
Wow indeed! This is awesome Scarlett! Once again, I think this is your best shot I have seen.. smile

K
Scarlet: Thank K (and get your pics on there!)
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2007, 09:16
Excellent shot of the stage - very difficult to do well! Love it - a likey ;o)
Scarlet: Oh thank you Blackdog. You're too kind smile
Amazing photograph! I love the horizontals. Glad you included so much of the blossom at the top. (:o)
Scarlet: Thank you Rosalyn. I couldn't leave any of them out. It's the Cherry Blossom Dance after all smile
fantastic, I am amazed that you got this straight on. Sounds very interesting and like a place worth visiting.Great to be able to share experiences like this.
Scarlet: Thank you Gale. I'm amazed too that this shot turned out the way it did. Plenty of them aren't as nice but maybe I can 'repair' those with Photoshop.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2007, 14:18
That's a cool shot! At first I thought this is a display of dolls, but that is probably the intended effect.
Scarlet: Thanks Martin! There is a part in the show where a few of them stand against a screen and it looks like they're paintings that come alive. I'll be posting those in the near future.
  • Mal
  • stuck behind a computer all day
  • 30 Oct 2007, 17:47
Sakura is a wonderful time to visit Japan Scarlet, beautiful place most of the time but special then. Love this image to. mal
Scarlet: I was very lucky that I was able to get time off to visit during Sakura. Thanks Mal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Oct 2007, 20:16
Excellent and colourful. Must have been quite an experience. Do you have pictures of real cherry trees blossoming?
Scarlet: Oh plenty of real cherry blossoms to come smile (in all colors and sizes)
This is delightful Scarlett. The colours are beautiful
Scarlet: Thank you Bill.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 30 Oct 2007, 21:23
Beautiful shot, I love the colours in their costumes and the row of blossom at the top.
Scarlet: Thanks Aussie I'm so happy that the colors came out so nice.
What a fun vacation you had. This is a classic shot. A great memory of your day.
Scarlet: It was such a fantastic experience Gail. I will always cherish this vacation.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 31 Oct 2007, 08:00
Wow, this looks like an intricate painting with those beautiful colors! A likey
Scarlet: Thank you so much Kathryn.

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