Kuromori Kagura: Traditional Music and Dance

October 28, 2012
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Kuromori Kagura is traditional folklore-based Japanese music and dance developed several hundred years ago in worship of the divine spirit of the Kuromori Shrine in Iwate prefecture, the region devastated by the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Children of all ages will enjoy Kuromori Kagura’s ritual dances which act as prayers for health, harvest, and maritime safety, and receive good luck from the lion-head-shaped sculpture (Gon-gen).  Try some basic movements of Kagura and enjoy festival related crafts-making.  Recommended for children of all ages and accompanying adults.

$12/$5 Japan Society members; children ages 2 or under free. Members may purchase tickets for family at the discounted price.

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or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

This Special Program from Tohoku for Families & Children is part of a four-city American tour of Kuromori Kagura, produced and organized by Japan Society, and supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2012, The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, and The Asahi Shimbun Foundation. The regional tour of Kuromori Kagura is made possible by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for the New York engagement is provided by Dr. Stephen and Michiko Levine, and Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation.

Special thanks to the TOMODACHI Initiative and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.

  • Sunday, October 28, 2012
  • 11:00 am