Kagura is a traditionally Shinto-based theatrical dance. Over the years, various styles of Kagura have developed throughout the country. The Izumo-style, which was founded in the Chugoku region, is more secular and performed among the common public (while the original Miko-style was held for nobility).
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While traditional Kagura performances last up to 10 hours, people can enjoy shorter, 1 to 2 hour performances at local festivals or celebrations in the Okayama area.
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The town of Yakage held a Kagura event this past month in order to increase public engagement and interest in the unique type of theater.
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If you are interested in seeing a performance or learning more, please contact Harry Kaneko at:

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