Miyako Odori 1914
|Nengō|| Taisho 3|
|Dates Performed||1st - 30th Apr|
Shin kokon miyo no kotohogi
|English|| Dance of the Capital|
aka: The Cherry Dance
Miyako-Odori or Cherry-Dance
The Miyako-Odori is one of the finest Entertainments given in Kyōto illustrating its' characteristic beauty of scenery. The Cherry-Dance was founded in 1872 and it continues up to this day, being open every year in the spring. It is now so famous even abroad that there is no foreigner who does not see the Dance when his feet touch the city during the cherry season.
The Dances to be performed every evening through the present season are divided into eight acts - I-VIII. The views of the stage being to be changed along with every act. Except the Nos. I and VI, all other acts take their subjects from old Japanese verses which appear in the poem book "Kokin-waka-shū", and the act VI Seiju-Banzai (Long Live the Emperor) is specially devised for the Great Juncture of the Emperors' Coronation which is take place in autumn of this year.
- 1 Acts - Dances for the Congratulations of the Present Dynasty
- 2 Teachers
- 3 Maiko & Geiko Performers
Acts - Dances for the Congratulations of the Present Dynasty
Act I. "Shato-no-Sugi"
Act II. "Takatsuno-Miya-no-Ume"
Act III. "Ide-no-Yamabuki"
Act IV. "Kinchu-no-Hototogisu"
Act V. "Arashiyama-no-Momiji"
Act VI. "Seiju-Banzai"
Act VII "Fuyu-no-Shibagaki"
Act VIII. "Goyen-no-Hana"