Hiroshima Kagura

Hi there!This is Chika from J-Hoppers Hiroshima.

Today,I have something to introduce one of the Japanese traditional dance.
It's called "KAGURA" which is music and dance dedicated to Shinto gods. 
In the Kojiki and other ancient books that tell us about the mythology of Japan.

Kagura performers are divided into two groups: 
the maikata and the hayashikata. The maikata dance while wearing elaborate and colorful embroidered costumes, and the hayashikata play musical instruments. 

Since ancient times, kagura has been performed as a ceremony in which people ask for a good harvest and abundant catches of fish and also wish away illness.

There are lots of Kagura performer in Hiroshima and around.
They have different style to dance and music.And normally we would see the performance at the shrine in Autumn festival.

Would you like to see KAGURA??
here is the good news for you.

Kagura dance performance is held every Wednesday at Hiroshima Prefectual
Citizn's culture center.

You can wear the costume after the show.

If you stay with at J-Hoppers Hiroshima.We will give you the invitation ticket for free! You can wear the costume after the show.

Highly recommended!!

Come and see Kagura in Hiroshima :-)


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