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Anagawa Night Kagura (Sacred Music and Dance)

Last Modified:9/30/2014
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Anagawa Night Kagura

This Kagura is dedicated to Anagawa Sugawara Shrine in Hanjaku, Kikuchi on the 5th of January every year. The performance is composed of 10 scenes and the final scene, “Dance of Fierce God” is quite popular because of the "Mitegura" (sacred paper streamers) on the top of the young bamboo. The Mitegura is believed to bring a good luck and good health throughout the year. The person who stole the streamer is praised highly for his braveness.



Social Education Section, Lifelong Learning Division, Education Board of Kikuchi City

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