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Hanezu Odori Dance at Zuishin-in Kyoto City. from Kyoto Dream Trips on Vimeo.

Every last Sunday in March the “Hanezu Odori Dance” (はねず 踊り) is held at the Zuishin-in (隨心院) in Yamashina-Kyoto City. Zuishin-in Temple is dedicated to Ono no Komachi (小野 小町) Kyoto’s most beautiful lady of times past.
There are three performances at different times. First the Hanezu Odori performed by local lovely ladies clad in pink costume danced in honor of Ono no Komachi. Followed by a classical Japanese dance performance by Imayō (今様) accompanied on koto.
The final climax is a dragon dance. A mythical figure together with a lady impersonating “Ono no Komachi” enter the stage. They are followed by four dragons who try to overpower them. The mythical figure draws his sword and cuts the heads of the four dragons.
A fun experience the entrance fee is ¥1.000 included entrance to the plum garden and the inner temple grounds.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
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As I like all things makeup, and as apparently you like seeing them, here’s a collab of things I have done in the past. Some oldies and some very recent. I added both cosplay tests and “beauty” makeup, and I just love how different one person can look depending on how makeup is applied. Older and younger, masculine, feminine, etc., and how the structure and features of your face can be “changed”. These are really not too much out there or diverse, but I just love testing things with my face. Still loads to learn!