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The main focus of the Kimono-Hime style is to create a modern-vintage vibe with your outfit, combining antique kimono and obi with modern western accessories. Each publication of Kimono-Hime has its own focus upon a particular aspect of the style.
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The Miyako odori (sometimes also referred to as “Cherry Blossom Dance” or “Dances of the Capital”) is the annual spring dance of the Kyoto district [[Gion Kobu]]. It was first performed in 1872 and continues today running throughout the month of April.
The title and focus of the first 6 books was an "Antique & Cheap" kimono look, with the others covering "Formal Occasions", "Yukata", "Magnificent Antiques", and the buying of various accessories. (See [[Kimono Hime]])
 
  
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The Miyako odori started in 1872/ Meiji 5 as part of the Kyoto Exposition to boost moral after the capital was moved to Tokyo.
*Antique/vintage [[kimono]], [[juban]], and [[obi]]
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*Bold patterns
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It has been held nearly every year since 1872, sometimes twice in one year and was closed for 6 years between 1944 and 1949 after the war. The”Miyako Odori Junicho” which was the Miyako Odori prototype was performed for the first time with a full chorus and traditional Japanese Orchestra in a classically beautiful house named “Matsunoya” located in Gion.
*Striped/patterned socks/[[tabi]]
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*Lace
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Since the first performance the Inoue School of dance Inoue School of dance has taken responsibility for the composition of the dance and music used in the performance and continues to be the only school to contribute to the Miyako odori.
*Multiple accessories, including gloves, necklaces, hats, scarves, hairpieces, and large bags
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*[[geta]], [[okobo]], or western footwear
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*Multiple layers (showing the layers, meaning the juban is longer than the kimono at hem and sleeves)
 
*Patterned juban collar/[[haneri]]
 
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<div class="thumbnail">[[File:Miyako_Odori_Poster_01.jpg|<span style="font-size:10px;">2006 Miyako Odori Poster</span>]]</div>
 
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Featured Article - Miyako Odori

The Miyako odori (sometimes also referred to as “Cherry Blossom Dance” or “Dances of the Capital”) is the annual spring dance of the Kyoto district Gion Kobu. It was first performed in 1872 and continues today running throughout the month of April.

The Miyako odori started in 1872/ Meiji 5 as part of the Kyoto Exposition to boost moral after the capital was moved to Tokyo.

It has been held nearly every year since 1872, sometimes twice in one year and was closed for 6 years between 1944 and 1949 after the war. The”Miyako Odori Junicho” which was the Miyako Odori prototype was performed for the first time with a full chorus and traditional Japanese Orchestra in a classically beautiful house named “Matsunoya” located in Gion.

Since the first performance the Inoue School of dance Inoue School of dance has taken responsibility for the composition of the dance and music used in the performance and continues to be the only school to contribute to the Miyako odori.

Read More...

2006 Miyako Odori Poster