Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring maiko tea ceremony in Kitano-Tenman-guu

The pink plum blossoms are at their best now.
This is Kitano-Tenman-Guu Shrine in Kyoto.
Today we have tea ceremony in the garden of this shrine.
This ceremony is held annually on February 25.
Municipal bus(No.50 or 101) is good from JR Kyoto station,and get off at Kitano-Hakubaichou.
Early morning is good,(9:00a.m) because there are so many people waiting for their turn.
This is the tea ceremony place.
(This is kind of show-tent which is set up temporarily for today's ceremony in the garden.)
Everyone is waiting eagerly to be served maccha tea by maiko girls.
There are many tourist from abroad here today.
This must be exciting moment for them.
Finally these women started to serve teas for guests.
Geiko and maiko serve teas one after another.
Finally maccha teas are served to this family.
This cute girl looks nervous now.

They're having a pleasant chat with guests.

 Maiko receives today's ticket from guests.

She serves the teas with graceful movement.

 To be continued...

(About my "Yuzen Dyeing Atelier "You" post,
Sorry for long inconvenience.
I had to reduce all the file size of photos by compressing the image,
because the size of these photos were too big,too heavy.
Now they're available.)


  1. Thanks, for the fine pictures, and so graceful they look, the Maiko`S and Geiko`s : )

  2. @Sekhet,
    Thank you Sekhet!

    I'm happy if you like these pictures.

    Have a nice weekend!

  3. Wonderful cultures, Kumiko. One day, I'll visit this place and will take a lot of photographs. The cherry blossoms and the people - all are very lovely and beautiful. Happy weekend.

    Thanks a lot for dropping by my site so I could find you here. Please visit again. :)

  4. @Rizalenio,
    Thank you,Rizalenio!
    I'm happy if you like them.
    Yes,your blog is lovely,I'll visit again.
    Happy weekend!

  5. How lovely! Wonderful pictures, Kumiko-san!

  6. @jadeXcore,
    Thank you,jadeXcore!
    I'm glad if you like these pictures.
    Have a nice day!

  7. Kumiko,

    These are beautiful photos of the lovely tea party in the garden! I would love to attend this event one day! Thank you for taking me there through these pictures!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. @Freida,
    Thank you,Freida!
    I'm happy if you like this tea party.
    Yeah,anytime,please come and join this tea party by all means.
    Hope you have a wonderful day,too!

  9. This is a full of grace event, Kumiko! I have this shrine on my list, so I will visit there. You have a great series of photos of Geikos and Maikos here. I am glad to be part of the ceremony through your photos.

  10. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk!
    I'm so happy if you like and enjoy these photos.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!