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Omoto Kagura : Iwami region

"Rokucho Kagura" is said to be the prototype of Iwami Kagura, where the movements and loose dances in farm work become the "form". Omoto Kagura, which has been handed down in Sakurae-cho, Onan-cho, and Kawamoto-cho in Gotsu City, still inherits this six-tone kagura. This Omoto Kagura is derived from the Omoto faith that has been widely spread in the western part of Shimane Prefecture since ancient times, and it is thought that the dedication of Kagura has come to be performed naturally, expressing awe and gratitude for the Omoto God. I am. Omoto Kagura was already performed in its current form during the Tokugawa period, and in the Meiji period, priesthood dances were prohibited, but in mountainous areas such as Sakurae Town, Kagura has been passed down for a long time. Has been inherited. We will deliver a video of Kagura, which is rare in Japan, by Maiko Imada (Sakurae-cho, Gotsu City), who is a member of the Omoto Kagura Tradition Preservation Society.

[National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property]


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