1-27 April Miyako Odori(Cherry Dance), Minamiza Theatre, Kyoto
Maiko and geiko dance performances
Advance tickets are available from overseas at:
23-26 May Azuma Odori, Shinbashi Enbujo, Tokyo
Geisha dance performances
Tickets will be available after April 7
cherry blossom forecast 2019:
https://weathernews.jp/s/topics/201902/140055/?fm=sw&fmdotop=1 (Japanese version only)
https://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation/ (Japanese version only)
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sumo Tournament closed
Hakuhou(白鵬), who is a yokozuna(highest-ranking sumo wrestler) from Mongolia, won his third consecutive tournament championship without a single defeat.
Japan's national sport falls on the shoulders of lone yokozuna Hakuhou.
He gave way to tears after winning the title.
"Half-hearted compromise disgraces the tradition ..." (the words of Jean-Louis Barrault by Yoshida Minosuke Ⅲ, Zukin-Kabutte-50nen)
Susumu Nomura（野村進) said that a series of innovation make tradition in his book, "Choju Kigyou wa Nihon ni Ari(長寿企業は日本にあり)".
In Japan, "tradition" is not a treasure to be preserved at a museum.
It seems to be living antiques like an old bonsai. Old bonsais are hard to please. Continuing to care for it over many generations increase its value, or it will die and have no value.
Only retired sumo wrestlers, as a member of The Japan Sumo Association, can manage everything necessary to sumo tornaments regardless of having management or leadership ability.
It's not easy to revive sumo.