Iwami Kagura

Theatre, Classical
Iwami Kagura
Photo: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Iwami Kagura is a form of Japanese ritual theatre from Shimane, a coastal region steeped in Shinto mythology. Dancers representing Shinto gods battle monsters to the rhythm of drums, flutes and cymbals. Part of the Esplanade’s A Tapestry of Sacred Music festival.

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