Sunday, February 22, 2009
When I first moved to the Iwami area I had never heard of kagura, let alone Iwami Kagura, but it didn't take long to notice that people in Iwami take their kagura very seriously. Kagura images are everywhere, nowhere more so than Hamada.
The above demon is on a huge window at the Yuhi Park roadstation.
Susano battling Yamata no Orochi has recently appeared on some small draincovers.
Shoki quells a demon on the side of a "honey wagon" (trucks for emptying the cesspits)
The inside of this little bar is also decorated with masks and paraphenalia from kagura.