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KyotoTown ≪ Happy New Year ≫

Happy New Year, everyone.. In Hanamchi, not only Geiko and Maiko but also Ochaya and restaurants all are welcome customers with fresh and new feeling.

Some Ochaya repaper shoji and fusuma(Japanese sliding screen) and replace Tatami (Japanese mat made by rush) and even ‘Inuyarai’(short arched (traditionally bamboo) fence around walls of traditional townhouses, especially in Kyoto (protects lower walls from fouling or damage).

The first customers who get in to Ozashiki in New year could smell fresh rush. Rush is like symbol of smell of new year, they said.

What about Geiko and Maiko?  Off course they all are motivated for new year but they got nervous when they dance at the first time of this year.
Do you remember that dance teacher gave new dancing fan to Geiko and Maiko on ‘Kotohajime’ event day,13th of December.

Since Geiko and Maiko use the dancing fan all the time, for practice and for work at Ozasiki..so it takes time to get used to hold brand new one.
That is the reason why they got nervous at the first time they use the new fan. I am sure they will get used to new fan soon after.

Well,they will start practicing to dance for Spring dancing performance next month, besides there is February event ‘Setsubun’(*literally means “division of seasons” and this day was the end of winter. On the evening of this day, people throw roasted soybeans inside and outside their houses.)

There are many events are following after and after.Meanwhile they do not get nervous with new fan any longer..
Keep going Maiko!

Thank you.

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