Attraction Shareo 地下街-100 Motomachi Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture Japan Published on: 27-02-2016
|1 hours 30 mins|
|06:30 PM - 08:45 PM|
|9.00 - 10.00 USD|
Hiroshima Kagura Performance is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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- Kagura is so captivating
- A variety of costumes and performance styles
- Magnificent and colorful costumes
- Comfortable seats
- A diverse art form
Shareo 地下街-100 Motomachi Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture Japan
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Kagura dance is a diverse art form, with a variety of costumes and performance styles which was originally dedicated to the deities of Japanese myth and may date back to the 8th century. Music and dance are combined in a performance lasting just over 2 hours, (2 halves of approx 45 mins) The music alone is worth the entry fee, two drums, a flute and a small set of cymbals. As there is no musical score the musicians and dancers follow the beat and tempo of the large drum. The story told by the dancers is easy to follow and there are no spoken words. The costumes are magnificent and colorful. All the performers are traditionally male, even those playing the part of the females. We found out about this by accident and were lucky enough that we were in Hiroshima on a Wednesday night which is the weekly performance there. There are no pre booked/reserved seats but tickets are easily obtained at the venue and while the crowd is usually large seats can always be found. If you are a photographer there is a complete block of seats reserved for people wishing to photograph the performance and don't be surprised by the sight of cameras and tripods in the seating area. The venue is modern and seating comfortable. Check the following url to obtain performance and other details. http://wwwtb.mlit.go.jp/chugoku/kagura/dat/kagura_sheet03.pdf If you are in Hiroshima and have the time to attend a performance it is a must do. This was without doubt a cultural highlight for us.