Nihon Buyo kimono

6 maart 2012

Nihon Buyo kimono

Nihon Buyo kimonoNihon Buyo kimonoAnne and me went to see the performance of Nihon Buyo at DeLaMar in Amsterdam.
Leader of the group was Mr. Senzo Nishikawa, a National Living Treasure, thee group was specialy created from the Japanse Nihon Buyo Foundation.

They performed three dances and the second one Awa Mochi (sadly translated in the guide as “Gierst (millet?) cake” instead of Rice cake, correct me if I am wrong!)
I loved most. As it was the easiest to grasp.
The kimono where different from the video’s, the video is a kabuki version, so that might be the explanation. The ladies kimono is here. The men’s, though I remember it to be white?
The pictures are from this wonderful website.

Nihon Buyo kimono

Nihon Buyo kimonoFirst dance Sen Ou

The last one, danced by Mr. Senzo Nishikawa, was impressive but I am afraid, too subtle for me to fully understand ^_^

For the performance we dressed up in special for Nihon Buyo kimono. Me in my Mamechiyo Modern ichimatsu kimono with Rose fukuro obi from Ichiroya and Anne in her lovely iromuji with wonderful subtle fukuro obi, both from Ichiroya. There where quite a lot of Japanese ladies in kimono, which was kind of a first for me, they all seemed to be dressed in special Nihon Buyo kimono I guess Japanese ladies start to be proud of their national dress again and go out in kimono. I love it!

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