kagura

神楽 (かぐら)

“music of the gods”; ancient Shinto folk performing art involving music and dance, said to originate from the music and dance done by Uzume to entice Amaterasu from her cave; originally performed in the courtyard in front of a shrine, but later done on a stage; meant to placate or entertain kami; dances accompanied by flutes, drums, gongs

Kagura performance at the Hie Shrine in Tokyo, part of the Sanno Matsuri

Kagura performance at the Hie Shrine in Tokyo, part of the Sanno Matsuri

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