Thursday, March 10, 2011

Video Clips of the Kamogawa Odori Geisha Dance

Video Clips of the Kamogawa Odori Geisha Dance

Here are some short clips of the Kamogawa Odori Geisha Dance 2006. They’re very brief as I shot them with just a digital photo camera and not a video camera.

Here a character in "A Portrait of the Snow Lady on a Fan," called Akane, the fiance of the Fan Maker, dances.

This is a scene from the story: "A Portrait of the Snow Lady on a Fan."

Story involves Yuki-Onna, the snow woman, and a handsome fan maker she loves. He refuses her love because he loves another and so she freezes him

The Fan Maker is rescued by his fiance and they return to Kyoto as Spring begins.

Maiko (apprentice geisha) dance to represent Spring at Dawn the favorite time for Sei Shonagon:

In spring it is the dawn that is most beautiful. As the light creeps over the hills their outlines are dyed a faint red and wisps of purplish cloud trail over them."

Two Geisha dance to represent Autumn Evenings from Sei Shonagon's Pillow Book:

In autumn the evenings ... when the sun sets, one's heart is moved by the sound of the wind and the hum of the insects."

Geisha apprentice, Maiko, dance and throw treats to the audience at the Kamogawa Odori Geisha Performance in Kyoto.

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