Hi there!This is Chika from J-Hoppers Hiroshima gusthouse.
The other day,Some autumn festivals ware held in my area.
That's why I went to the festival with my friends!
There were some stalls around the shrine and there was a stage for Kagura dace.
Have you heard and seen Kagura before??
Kagura ("god-entertainment") is a japanese word referring to a specific type of shinto theatrical dance—with roots arguably predating those of Noh. Once strictly a ceremonial art derived from kami'gakari ( "oracular divination") and chinkon ( "spirit pacification"), Kagura has evolved in many directions over the span of a millennium. Today it is very much a living tradition, with rituals tied to the rhythms of the agricultural calendar, as well as vibrant kabuki-esque theatre, thriving primarily in parts of shimane purefecture, and urban centers such as Hiroshima.
I have seen the Kagura many times since i was a child.
Every time I see the performance,I was so impressed.
If you haven't see Kagura yet,I really wanna you to see it during you are in Japan!!
The food festival will be held this weekend near Hiroshima castle in Hiroshima.
If you haven't decided your plan,come and see Kagura!!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Chika No comments