Monday, June 13, 2011

Kagura Interlude

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Got the chance to see a little Iwami kagura when we were at the Shunki Taisa down in Tsuwano a few weeks ago. A group from Masuda were performing, and as I had never seen any kagura from this area I stopped in while Jinrin was being performed. This is Takamaru the aide to Tarashinakatsuhiko, the name of the "emperor" known posthumously as Chuai. They are the good guys.

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The bad guys are a horde of demonic invaders from a "foreign" country led by Jinrin. In this dance there were just 2 demons, this one is not Jinrin.

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A furious and frenetic battle ensues.....

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Until evil is defeated by the good guys....

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The next dance was Kakko, and he wore a style of mask I hadnt seen before.....

1 comment:

  1. A feast for the eyes! Being a clothing designer myself, I just love looking at the costumes and the intricate fabrics. They're works of art.
    Have a great day!

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