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)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I couldn't sleep well because of sweltering night. Minimum temperature last night was 27 degrees centigrade.
A wind-bells bazaar was held at Kawasaki Daishi(川崎大師), whose formal name is Heikenji Temple(平間寺), from July 17tht to the 21st.
Japanese traditional wind bells include Nanbu Furin(南部風鈴) made of iron in Tohoku (north east area), Edo Furin(江戸風鈴) made of glass in Tokyo.
Myouchin Hibashi furin(明珍火箸風鈴) in Himeji consists of four iron chopsticks, and some musicians including Stevie Wonder used it in their performances.
"wind-bell" designed by Kazuko Togami
Kazuko Togami, Washi-de-Tsukuru-Etegami 220（Tokyo：Boutique-sha.co.,1999), p.16
"wind-bell" designed by Katsuko Komori
Katsuko Komori, Hokkori-Kawaii-Otona-no-Wakomono (Tokyo：Boutique-sha.co.,2009), p.21