Today a new student started Japanese Traditional Dance class at a newly renovated “machiya studio IORI”.
Close to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, this machiya was built 100 years ago and was a family-managed factory of Nishijin Brocade, a famous weaving brand of Kyoto.
The sounds of weaving used to continue throughout the day.
Although no more weaving sounds are heard, I hope to spin a new thread of tradition, with you, with all my students and my dearest families.
The leaflets for the dedication of dance at Kifune and Shimogamo Shrine are done.
We will dedicate “Snow” and “Waterfall” at Kifune Shrine which enshrine the god of water, and “Four Seasons of Kyoto”, “Manzai (Ten Thousand Year)”, “Imperial Garden” and “Rhythm of Tea” to Princess Tamayori, enshrined in Shimogamo.