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by Kikyou
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Arts
Topic: Buyou songs - help with translation?
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Buyou songs - help with translation?

I dance nihon buyou and some of the songs in my notebook are not translated properly. I know rough meaning,but as I speak basic Japanese and my teacher speaks basic English, getting a proper translation these lyrics deserve is challenging. I know that some of you are fluent in Japanese and able to u...
by Kikyou
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Hanamachi versus Kagai
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Hanamachi versus Kagai

It's a matter of kunyomi/onyomi. Hanamachi is japanese, it sounds common. Kagai is chinese reading of the same kanji and sounds poetic, noble and generally more fancy. It's not surprising that in Kyoto, 'kagai' is prefered, as we all know, they like to highlight their culture closely tied to imperia...
by Kikyou
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Geisha and Maiko
Topic: Geisha's Geimyo (And Your Geisha Name/Persona)
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Geisha's Geimyo (And Your Geisha Name/Persona)

Mine was Suzuka, I think, from lily of the valley, but I prefer Kureha, which was given to me by my dance teacher
by Kikyou
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Administration Announcements
Topic: WELCOME BACK!
Replies: 22
Views: 16930

Re: WELCOME Godzilla!

I'm relieved we're all back here, I missed this place sooo much... Even if I haven't been very active before it got closed, I've been reading it all nights. And the classic smilies are back too :love: