by / on January 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM / in Featured, Fushimi-ku, Interesting Facts, Matsuri-Festival, Shogatsu, Temples-Shrines, Understanding Shinto.

Kagura Dance at Fushimi Inara Taisha in Kyoto!

Yesterday, on the 3rd day of the new year I visited the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. While there, a shrine maiden performed the Kagura dance accompanied by an ornately painted tsuri-daiko, a Yamagoto and a Yokobue flute. Kagura is the ancient Shinto ritual dance of shamanic origin. The word “kagura” is thought to be a contracted form of kami no […]

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