This is the one of the most famous annual events in Kyoto. It presents traditional dance and drama by the Geisha and Maiko of Ponto-cho, Kyoto, a district along a narrow street parallel with the Kamo River. This event flourished in Kyoto after the center of Japan moved to Tokyo (Edo).
The other day, I went to this event for the first time. Before the show, you can enjoy ‘Ocha seki’ that Ocha is made by Maiko and you can drink it with a Manzyu. After having a Manzyu, you can take the dish home. The show used classic Japanese but the story was easy to understand. At the end of the show, Geisha and Maiko threw a Tenugui with their signature. I couldn’t get it, but I really enjoyed this event.
Have you been to Kamogawa Odori?