Friday, January 02, 2009

Kagura

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Hello evrybody, I hope you will have a great year.

Kagura is a sacred music and dancing performed at shinto shrine.
I took this photo in funabashi shrine.
It was performed as a new year's event of the shrine

8 comments:

valeria said...

This is so beautiful Nobu... I love the movements and the dresses...
Happy New Year to you Nobu and my best wishes to your mother as well!

SandraD. said...

Happy New Year Nobu! Best wishes to you and your family.
A beautiful photo, question; what are the little white 'lightning bolts' hanging around the stage? I have seen them before and do not understand them.

nobu said...

Thanks Valeria.

Thanks Sandra, I think those are sigh(mark) showing holy place.

Malyss said...

beautyful costumes and masks!that is "very japanese", if I dare to say..Has it something to do with theater NO, or is it something very particular for the New Year?

Bridgett said...

Happiest New Year to you Nobu! Best wishes for 2009.

Madison Avenue Baby said...

This looks lovely, Nobu.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Dawn

Hilda said...

I would have loved to watch this. This structure is especially for performances? Do all big shrines have something like it?

Nice to see you posting again, Nobu. I hope you had a good holiday. Happy New Year too!

nobu said...

Kagura is performed not only in new year but also in some festival.

I think that stage is for kagura.

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