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Kuromori Kagura: Folk Music & Dance from Tohoku

Kuromori Kagura: Folk Music & Dance from Tohoku
NEW YORK  •  Japan Society  •  Ongoing

Centuries-old folk music and dance tradition from the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami devastated region of Japan. Hailing from Tohoku, a region often referred to as a "treasure chest" of folk arts, the practice of Kuromori Kagura can be traced back to the 17th century when it began in honor of the divine spirit of the Kuromori Shrine in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. Designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset by the Japanese government, the group will perform a selection of dances from their vast repertoire which includes furious jumps, turns and whimsical moves accompanied by percussion and fue (Japanese flute), revealing a whole new dimension of Japan's traditional performing arts.


Japan Society Website

Detailed schedule information:
Sat, Oct 27 at 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 28 at 5:30pm

Contact: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 715 12 58

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