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Iwami Kagura Iwami Kagura was performed at Ohida Tanada(terraced rice-fields) festival (Shimane)

Iwami Kagura was performed at Ohida Tanada(terraced rice-fields) festival. Iwami is name of region in Shimane-pre western Japan. What is Kagura ? Please refer below information from “All about Shimane”

Among famous Japanese traditional performing arts like Kabuki</em> and Noh</em>, Kagura</em> is the oldest and its origin goes back to the ancient Japanese mythology. It was originally offered to shinto</em> deities to welcome and entertain them, and performed only by shinto priests and miko at shinto shrines thanking and praying for abundant crop and bumper, however, it has become widely common for the public to be enjoyed with.

Especially in the eastern Shimane, where is referred to as the Iwami region, it is called “Iwami Kagura</em>” and very popular for containing entertaining features, such as use of sound and visual effects so that the performance can be better understood for the audience.

The series of performances usually starts with a ritualistic dance to welcome the deities, and then entertaining performances follows. Performers dressed up in gorgeous costumes dance to the rhythmical sounds made by traditional Japanese instruments.

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