Kamogawa-Odori , " Illustrated throughout in various colors, showing tea houses s(illus.)

Place Published: Kyoto
Date Published: [1920]

Description: Oblong 8vo. ( 5.75" x 8.75"). [72 pp]

Comments: I quote from the English text. " History of Kamogawa-Odori. It is popularly misunderstood that the Kamogawa-Odori was born in later period than the Miyako-Odori. The first performance of the Kamogawa-Odori was founded in April of the 5th year of Meiji (1872 A.D.), just in the same year of the first appearance of the Miyako-Odori. in occasion of the National Art Exhibition took place in the Imperial Garden of Kyoto. The first performance was done at a large tea house called " Chiyo-no-ya" under the supporting of the late governor Mr. Makimura in the aim of the prosperity of the city. The Subject of the dance was " Miyako-no-Nigiwai" or " Flourishing of Kyoto City" Many prominent masters of dance, singing and music controlled each divisions of the girls respectively, and the entertainment had been finsihed in great success though the place was not wide enough".

Signed: n
Edition: Original edition. No copy in OCLC. The earliest edition is 1929 with 2 holdings: NYPL and the University of Washington.
Jacket: N
Binding: " Bound in colorful pictorial rice paper wrappers, decorated is silver and gilt, 2 green ties along the spine. On the back cover is an ad for Takashimaya & Co. Ltd. Silks & Embroderies".
Condition: Internally fine. Pictorial and printed wrappers show a little wear
Type: Book

Book Id: 1008669

Price: $425.00

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