Kagura: Interacting with Tradition

On August 4, 2018, I visited the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum to watch a Kagura performance. Although it was my second Kagura performance, it felt totally new for a few reasons.

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Medieval Revenge Thwarted: Takiyasha-hime

The Ootsuka Kagura Troupe from the kagura heartland of Kita Hiroshima came down to the city for the An Evening of Kagura English Kagura Experience at the Prefectural Art Museum on May 27. They gave a spirited performance of the medieval tale of sorcery and revenge Takiyasha-hime (Princess Takiyasha) to a group of about 30…

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English Kagura Experience Opening Weekend

The ‘Evening of Kagura’ English Kagura Experience kicked off a season of 40 events on April 14. Aimed at giving the increasing number of overseas visitors an entertaining cultural nightlife option, the opening weekend was a great success and it was clear that both the audience and the performers had a great time.

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