A comprehensive commentary on the sensational Japanese folk art in Hiroshima

A comprehensive commentary on the sensational Japanese folk art in Hiroshima
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$9.85
Duration: 100 minutes
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Description

Indulge in the sensational Japanese folk art, Hiroshima Kagura, with a history of over 1,000 years. This is a story set in ancient Japan and has long been treasured for its elegant dance and luxurious costumes, complete with the sound of flutes and Japanese taiko drums that capture the audience’s heart. In this plan, an unprecedented experience awaits you with the dialogue of the performance art screened in English subtitles, moderators and pamphlets arranged in English, and two interpreters assigned to take you to the world of Hiroshima Kagura.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

  • Moderator and pamphlets are arranged in English
  • Two interpreters are assigned 
  • The dialogue is screened in English subtitles 
  • Complementary gifts include badges and Kagura cards (Kagura design)

【SCHEDULE】
Arrival→the opening of the show→questions and answers→taking a photo→the end of the show→end

【DETAILS】
‘An evening of Kagura’ featured in this plan is a series of ceremonial performance arts commentated in English for tourists visiting Hiroshima. Preserved and passed down to the present age, Kagura is a legendary tale derived from ancient Japanese texts, and initially began as a sacred dance that pays homage to the gods in Japan. 

When the doors open at 17:30, you may delight in the gorgeous costumes exhibited nearby. Here an interpreter offers a comprehensive commentary in English on the day of the performance present here, and, because the entire story is screened in English, the Japanese folk art can be easily understood. After the performance, there is a Q&A session and a commemorative photo session where you will be gifted a complementary badge and Kagura card. 

At present, the performance is very much a living tradition and thrives primarily in urban centers of Hiroshima, housing more than 200 Kagura troupes active in the prefecture. While Hiroshima is home to five different regional variations of the Kagura performance, in this plan you can delight in Geihoku Kagura; a performance that developed independently in the northern part of Hiroshima. Take in the colorful costumes and large masks that incorporate the new and old traditions of Japan. 

Indulge in the sensational Japanese folk art, Hiroshima Kagura, with a history of over 1,000 years. This is a story set in ancient Japan and has long been treasured for its elegant dance and luxurious costumes, complete with the sound of flutes and Japanese taiko drums that capture the audience’s heart. In this plan, an unprecedented experience awaits you with the dialogue of the performance art screened in English subtitles, moderators and pamphlets arranged in English, and two interpreters assigned to take you to the world of Hiroshima Kagura.