2. Japan Heritage - Hitoyoshi Kuma
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  4. 39.Kuma Kagura

39.Kuma Kagura

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Cultural Asset Data

Name Kuma Kagura
Address Hitoyoshi Kuma region ( Kumamoto )
Contact 0966-22-2274 (Kuma Kagura Preservation Society at Aoi Aso Shrine)

Kuma kagura is a sacred Shinto music offered as an oblation at the 43 shrines of the Hitoyoshi Kuma region, starting with the Kuma kagura of the Okunchi Festival at Aoi Aso Shrine. Unmasked dancers carry bells, swords, and other implements while dancing to the sacred songs.

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