Category: Fukagawa dances

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Fukagawa Dances Then and Now

Did you know that Fukagawa not only refers to a place, but also refers to a name of a dance song? I am going to write about the history of Fukagawa dances first and Fukagawa dances nowaday at the end. Fukagawa means a type of song that is played in Fukagawa dances. At the end...

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Trainee Dance Class

On Sat Dec 16, I joined the fukagawa trainee Sasane’s dance class with Hanayagi sensei. The class took place in an apartment with wooden flooring and a mirrored wall. The class started with a kuota that was about how a couple’s love is not like a broken umbrella. Because the kuota was about an umbrella,...

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Fukagawa Odori Japanese Dance Event

The kimono is Japan’s traditional dress. With its flamboyant and intricate designs, this unique attire is known all around the world. There are cultural events where you can both admire and wear a kimono. These events are demonstrations of Japanese traditional dance and folk dance. These traditional dance performances give the viewers the occasion to see the graceful...

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Miyako Odori

Miyako Odori0, translated as Capital City dance, is often performed to public in Kyoto. Geisha dances are rare to be shown in public because they usually perform in private gathering in tea house. The Miyako Odori is community of Gion Kobu geisha. Geiko community is very conservative with strict rules and traditional. Geiko, women trained...

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Fukagawa Dances

Geisha performances and their constructions In the kyoto pleasure districts around 1751, and first appears in print in kyoto Machibuure shisei [ compilation of decrees issued in kyoto ]in 1798. All girls should despise the fashions of child actors, female geiko, or prostitutes.But these days , they girls follow these peoples ‘ fashions or regard...

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Geisha Dances (fukagawa included)

Every year, each hannamachi (花街/geisha district) prepares a set of grand performance for public audiences. They are called Odori, which means dances. Odoris are similar to ballet or operas in the West because of the relation between the seniority of the geisha/maiko and their time in the spotlight. These events began in Tokyo in 1872, four years...

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