京おんな (Kyo Onna)

When I was in Kyoto in March I came across this unbelievably cute DVD in a touristy gift shop, and I impulsively bought it. It was playing on a screen in the shop and, even though I didn’t really know what I was watching, I thought it was too beautiful to leave behind.

I finally got around to watching it properly today, and thought I would be able to simply Google and find out more information about it. However, I’ve come up with next to nothing!

So, this is a call out to all my readers who can read Japanese – can you help me translate this please? おねがいします!

The main song on the CD is 京おんな (Kyo Onna) and I think the artist is called  ゆうつきみやこ (Miyako Yuutsuki). I found her on Twitter, but she’s tweeting in Japanese. The CD comes with a DVD, and here’s the video that is on it:

It seems to be produced by Tokuma Japan Communications, and the name “Amuse Inc.” is also on the CD. I think Amuse Inc. is the record label and Tokuma Japan Communications is the distributor, but I could be wrong!

On the CD insert, there is a page which helpfully says “Story” in English. Unfortunately, the story is written in Japanese. There are way too many kanji for me to read, so if anyone can help me figure out the gist of this “story” I would be most grateful!

I’ve also scanned in the lyrics, in case that helps to shed any light on this:

Even without being able to understand this enka song, I love the video. It is so beautiful and cute, all at the same time. I guess it must be about a Kyoto girl, but the video seems to show some kind of love story too. I wonder what the song is all about, and also who the artist really is?

If anyone can help me figure this all out, I’ll love you forever! 😉

ありがとう!

2 thoughts on “京おんな (Kyo Onna)

  1. Hi, This is really immature, but possibly could be some help for you…

    STORY
    Her name is yuuzuki-miyako.
    Born in September 15th Virgo
    She is 17yrs old. Second grade of the highschool
    When she was a little child, she went to Kyoto with her family and throug the travel she had seen a Maiko-San, and had really attracted her beauty. This experience had triggered her to be the best Maiko-San.
    She hasn’t been doing any club activities , but she sometimes act a play with her some male friends as an extension of her hobby “cosplay”
    She has a white dog named Konta, which really resembles the fox, and she is taking the dog as an animal that brings to her a sign from God (because Japanese usually think some fox can communicate with God )
    On one occasion , she wore a Japanese style clothes; Kimono , which she had used at the play practice, and had started homeward without change the clothes, then she had been asked a number of offering by many foreigner that “I wanna take picture with you!” this experience makes her feel good , and so after that, she has been wearing the Japanese style cloth for the most time .
    But she is only 17yrs old , it’s natural that she has little money to buy a number of clothes, so most of her Kimono are made by her, which trend also please her mother because her technique of making Kimono has been increasing. Through these experience (wearing Kimono in a daily basis, practicing a play etc.) her interest for the Maiko-San has been increasing as well. And these-days her skill of Nichi-Bu, Ka-Dou, Sho-Dou and Syami-Sen ,which have been taught by her grandmother, also has been increasing amazingly. Now she has been stepping into a world of real Maiko-San, aka Kyo-Onna.

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