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Kaguramai – Sacred Dance – Yasukuni Shrine

Posted in Uncategorized by tokyobling on September 28, 2015

The famous Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward had a very nice three day culture festival during the weekend and I was there to enjoy the display of traditional sacred dances, the Kaguramai (神楽舞). Each day had between one and two hours of a few sets of dances, performed by one to four dancers. Some of the dances were very rare and not something most people are likely to see even once in their lives here in Japan. Once again Yasukuni brings the most sacred of traditions to the general public, and free of charge as usual. Thank you, Yasukuni Shrine!



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  1. Mikku said, on September 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    How do you find out about these things? I walked by Yasukuni on Saturday (only stopping to take a picture of the random lighthouse on the other side of the road) and had no idea that something so special was going on there!


  2. rudyhou said, on November 2, 2015 at 7:03 am

    i can tell the costumes look quite different from the typical kimono. this must be a very ancient dance and tradition.


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