Weekend Update 26/3
The cherry blossoms are in bloom and so are the gokagai!
-The spring odori season began on Friday with the opening of Kamishichiken’s Kitano Odori (北野をどり). It runs from March 24th to April 7th.
-Just in time for the odori season Umeno (梅乃) in Kamishichiken has a new shikomi!
-The Miyako Odori (都をどり) of Gion Kobu and the Kyō Odori (京をどり) of Miyagawa Cho will both begin on April 1st. The Miyako Odori will be at the Shunjūza Theatre at the Kyoto University of Art and Design this year due to renovations in the kaburenjo and will run from April 1st to April 23rd. The Kyō Odori will be running from April 1st to the 18th.
-What’s In a Book? Part 23 looked at The Life of a Geisha by Eleanor Underwood.
-The Random Fact of The Week looked at odori kimono again.
-Mylo’s Pick of The Week went to Fukune (ふく音) of Kawayoshi (河よ志) in Miyagawa Cho.
-I wrote a PSA on Danna to help dispel any confusion that can arise around that topic.
-We looked at special misedashi outfits that are worn over very long periods of time.
-Your questions have been fantastic this week and it’s been a pleasure to answer all of them. Thank you for continuing to send them in ^^!