Miyako Odori

Miyako Odori: The geiko (Geisha) and maiko (apprentice Geisha) of Gion perform annual public dances, as do those of all five geisha districts in Kyoto. The oldest of these date to the Kyoto exhibition of 1872. The more popular of these is the Miyako Odori, literally “Dances of t


Rakugo:   Rakugo ( literally “fallen words”) is a form of Japanese verbal entertainment. The lone storyteller (rakugoka) sits on stage, called Kōza . Using only a paper fan (sensu) and a small cloth (tenugui) as props, and without standing up from the seiza sitting po

Kabuki- The Drama, The musical, The Dance

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese popular drama with singing and dancing performed in a highly stylized manner with a rich blend of music, dance, mime and spectacular staging and costuming. It has been a major theatrical form in Japan for almost four centuries. The individual Kanji fro

Sumo Wrestling

  Legend: According to Japanese legend the very origin of the Japanese race depended on the outcome of the sumo match. The supremacy of the Japanese people on the islands of Japan was supposedly established when the god Takemikazuchi won a sumo bout with leader of the rival tribe.  Hi
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