Thursday, June 5, 2008

Yamata no Orochi



The story of Susano defeating the 8-headed serpent Yamata no Orochi is the most well known kagura dance in Iwami. In a regular performance, which goes on all night through till dawn, The Orochi dance is the finale.
This performance was a collaboration between Yen Calling ( an ensemble of rock musicians led by Yukata Fukuoka) and a Hamada kagura group, there were only 2 serpents. Later I will post the complete Yamata no Orochi story illustrated with scenes from kagura, and a full blog on Yen calling.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jake,

    A very interesting work and a superelegant look. Congrats.
    I'll be reading often.

    All The Best,

    Manuel

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