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Hiroshima Kagura Live! – Tsuchigumo (The Earth-Spider)
November 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
English Kagura is back, live and direct with the Earth-Spider demon!
Hiroshima Kagura is one of Japan’s most thrilling folk arts. Sword-wielding heroes battle demons and fire-spitting serpents to stirring rhythms. Fanatical fans gasp and cheer at lightning-fast costume changes and acrobatic choreography. At least they did until this year when COVID-19 put a stop to Hiroshima Kagura.
It is a tough time for Hiroshima’s 300 or so kagura troupes, but we are happy to announce that, thanks to a government grant, Hiroshima Kagura will return for a series of performances to be broadcast on YouTube over the winter.
As part of this series, the Asahigaoka troupe’s performance of kagura classic Tsuchigumo will be broadcast live on YouTube November 21 8pm-9pm JST.
The show will include an introduction by an English-speaking MC and English subtitles to help people from all around the world enjoy the wonder of Hiroshima Kagura.
Hiroshima Kagura YouTube Channel