Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kyoto /sakura ..Kushi kanzashi


夕方香港から京都に到着。滞在先ハイアットホテルで、京都造形芸術大学の学長をされている 千住さんにまた偶然にお会いした。夜は衣川さんを忍んで、先斗町の串かんざしへ。カウンター10席だけのお店には舞妓さん、芸子さんがお客様と一緒に。今日から都おどりも始まったそうで、夜桜に映えて美しく華やいでいました。
I arrived at Kyoto in the evening from Hong Kong. I happened to meet Mr. Senju, principal of Kyoto University of Art and Design in Hyatt Regency Kyoto where I stay. I went to Kushikanzashi in Ponto-cho for the memory of Mr. Kinugawa. In this small restaurant with only 10 seats, there were Maiko(trainee of Geisha) and Geiko(trained & reaching the level of Geisha) together with their guests. I heard that Miyako Dance(Geisha performance) has started from today. It was such a beautiful and gorgeous night lightened up with sakura cherry blossom.