Kumanodou Kagura


The origin of Kagura spread out around Sendai and South of the city.

It is said that the origin came from Kaguraoka in Kyoto around 1185~1190(Bunji era). The Kagura is Iwato-kagura descended from Izumo and it is the origin of Kagura spread out around Sendai and South of the city. Now, it is performed on Kaguradou set on the lake in front of the hall of worship but it used to be performed on Nagadoko in the hall of worship before Edo Era. The performance is ‘The thirteen’ and ‘Miko(shrine maiden) dance’ as extra edition, and it was designated as an intangible local cultural asset of the city. 5 songs of Bugaku performance the subject of which were mythology, is shown at the aquatic stage set up specially on the lake in front of the hall of worship after dedicating Kagura at Shunrei sai(Spring festival) in Kumano shrine. 7 shake(family of Shinto priests serving a shrine on a hereditary basis) who perform Kagura inherited it and it is strictly kept until now. The performance is shown at Kumano shrine Shunreisai(Spring festival) every year in April and Shureisai(Fall festival) every year in October.

Area Takadate Area
Address Aza Iwakutikami51,Kumanodou,Takadate,Natori City
Parking Parking is available
Access 3 mins from bus"Sogodai-Line"(Natorin-go) `Kumano dou` bus station
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