An Evening of Kagura
Get a deeper understanding of Hiroshima's most popular folk art.
Kagura is a traditional performing art which celebrates and expresses gratitude for the bounties of nature.
The ancestors of the Japanese people believed that everything that happened was because of the gods. During the autumn harvest, crops were used as offerings to the gods and festivals were held all over Japan. These festivals included kagura as a gesture of gratitude to the gods for a plentiful harvest.
It was during this period in history that Shinto Shrines were being built around the country, and kagura spread with it. Today, the art and legacy of kagura continues in many different shapes and forms, passed down from generation to generation from the Shinto priesthood to the local community.
・English explanation & subtitles
・Interpreted Q & A
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