Outline/Performance Content

Outline/Performance Content

Outline/Performance Content

The Kamogawa Odori, which brings beautiful color to the fresh Kyoto greenery, began in 1872 (Meiji 5 in the Japanese calendar) as a part of the 1st Kyoto Expo, in the hopes of attracting tourists after the capital of Japan had been moved from Tokyo to Kyoto. It has continued for over 100 years, and this magnificent stage has become an annual event in Kyoto that boasts of the city’s refined elegance.
The performance is divided into two parts – the first part is a beautiful and playful dance drama, and the second part is a traditional dance referred to as “odori emaki” – a moving picture scroll.

From the 181st Kamogawa Odori, Part 2 - “Hana no Irodori Kyonanakomachi”
From the 181st Kamogawa Odori, Part 2 – “Hana no Irodori Kyonanakomachi”

Tea Room

Tea Room Tea Room

A tea ceremony is held on the 4th floor of the venue while the Kamogawa Odori is in session. In the tea room, you can enjoy the skill of the geisha before the performance. After enjoying the tea and cakes, you can take the cake dish home with you as a souvenir.
The Kamogawa Odori tea ceremony will be held using tables and chairs. This method originated in 1872, when Master Gengensai of the Urasenke house considered how to entertain foreign guests during exhibitions at his retirement palace. Now, the Urasenke method serves as the model for the various tea ceremonies that utilize and table and chairs that are popular in the current age.
The Kamogawa Odori was also established in 1872, so for further enjoyment of the feel of the Odori dance, in the tea room you can enjoy a tea ceremony together with geisha and maiko for a look that is purely Kyoto.

Performance Information

181st Kamogawa OdoriConcluded on Thursday, May 24th We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for all those who attended the performance.

Performance Content
  1. Kamogawa Odori181st Kamogawa Odori Performance List

    Script: Kazuhisa Tobe  Choreography: Kikunojo Onoe  
    Composer: Masataro Imafuji  Accompaniment: Rosen Tosha  Accompaniment: Meisho Tosha


    No. 1  W. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream
    –Sora Omoi –Act 1 Scene 4
  2. Script: Yoshiyuki Komai  Choreography: Kikunojo Onoe  
    Composer: Masataro Imafuji  Accompaniment: Rosen Tosha  Accompaniment: Meisho Tosha


    No. 2  Hana no Irodori Kyonanakomachi – 7 Scenes

    Kamogawa Odori181st Kamogawa Odori Performance List

Performance Date & Time
Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 24, 2018
12:30/2:20/4:10 PM
Viewing Fees
Special Seats w/Tea Ticket: 4,800 yen
Special Seats: 4,200 yen
Regular Seats: 2,300 yen
Tea Ticket: 700 yen
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HistoryQ & A

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先斗町歌舞会(Pontocho Kabukai Association)
〒604-8003 京都市中京区先斗町三条下ル(Nakagyo-ku, Pontocho-dori, Sanjo Sagaru, Kyoto)
TEL.075-221-2025