Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Iwami Kagura @ Yasaka Shrine

Iwami Kagura (ancient Shinto dance) from Shimane Prefecture was performed on the eve of Festival at Yasaka Shrine again this year.  This is my most favorite event of all, because I was born and grew up in Shimane, literally grew up with Kagura dance and music! 

Among five performances, the Kyoto-related story of "Benkei and Ushiwakamaru" was included this year.  Benkei received loud applause when he came on stage.

I wanted to upload more photos, but unfortunately they didn't turn out very well.

2 comments:

Adriana... said...

You uploaded so nice scenes. A month ago I received a an advertisement about this event and I am so very happy to see many pictures from there. Thanks.

Miho said...

Hi Adriana,
I am very happy too that you like photos! More to upload from Gion Matsuri. Thank you for your message!