Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hi peeps.

I don't have anything for you just yet but soon, I promise :)Also that came in my bundle from Crescent Shop was the 2002 edition of the Kyoto Hanamachi book.The reason why I didn't mention it before was cuz I wasn't entirely sure that it was the 2002 edition cuz all the photos and info are the same, its just the maiko portraits that have changed and I didn't know that until I got my little hands on it.

I also snagged a lovely maiko han'eri the other day:That's about all I have to share at the moment...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm back!

I went on a short holiday, but before that I've been crazy arse busy at work -_-

Not that I really have anything new for you just yet but.... my latest wins are:
11 Kyo (Miyagawa-cho) odori programmes from 1999 to 2009 XD
I'm so stoked to get that, and for so cheap too! I was expecting to pay about $100 or so, cuz I was working on the basis that each programme would cost $10.
In my experience of collecting odori programmes the cheapest way is to buy them in bulk, or even if the auction is for 2 programmes, just works out cheaper.
That and Miyako odori programmes probably fetch the highest and most competitive market. Kamogawa are probably the 2nd most sought after programmes.
Kyo, Kitano and Gion odori will be chased but not as hard and far as the other two.
I was bidding on a... I don't remember the date but it was when Mineko was a maiko so 60's sometime I guess, and that ended up selling for well over $100, just for one!
I know, I know, quality over quantity.
But I figure another one is gonna come up in some point in time.Like a few months ago I lost a 1963 Miyako odori but another one came up for auction a week or so ago and I got it then!
So it'll all work out in the end :)
I've also just won a 1952 Kamogawa odori programme that I missed out on a few months ago but I've still managed to get my hands on a copy :)
I think that's about all...
I'm getting my things sent from Crescent Shop so I might have something new up in about a fortnight :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Miyako odori updates :)

I forgot to add the 1996 miyako odori that I put on Flickr a few days ago...
So here it is...

I also got some booklet thing with one of my 1950's era miyako odori so I scanned all the pics of maiko and geiko so check it out here

I uploaded the 2007 miyako odori today:
And here it is

Looks like I'm not going to get those other odori progammes I was hoping to buy, they are a bit out of my budget :(

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Its been a while.

Been a bit quiet lately in terms of kimono and odori programmes and just been super busy at work.

I do have some postcards and the 2007 Miyako odori ready to post tomorrow.

I've also just won 11 kyo odori (miyagawa-cho) programmes from 1999 to 2009.
I'm very excited to get those cuz miyagawa-cho is my fav hanamachi and I'm excited to see who is in the Hanafusa okiya. So there will be Kikuno and Kikutsuru in their junior years, also there was a geiko Kikuryu and I wonder if they had any maiko that must've quit and we don't know about them.

I'm also bidding on some older odori programmes but mightn't get them... We'll see...

So this is just a just update on what will be coming in the next few weeks.
After the 2007 miyako odori and a few postcards there'll be a few weeks break until I have anything new but there'll be plently when I am back :)