Hiroshima Kagura Regular Performances

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Hiroshima Kagura Regular Performances

Hiroshima Kagura Regular Performances
4.5
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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【Important】In regards to the Hiroshima Kagura Regular Performances2021 In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19,there will be cases of performance cancellations. Thus, please check for the most recent updates on the Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center’s homepage before coming to the venue.
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Higuma2017
Australia817 contributions
Dream come true!
Sep 2019
For a long time I wanted to see a Kagura presentation, particularly the Yamato-no-orochi, since I saw a documentary on TV. So lucky this particular play was on during my stay in Hiroshima. It is by all means worthwhile. Not boring, different from Noh or Kabuki. This is the purest form of theatre, from the villages. No need to hurry or to be there too early. There are plenty of spaces in the large theatre. There are no subtitles, but there is no need for them. I enjoyed so much I had my cover pic for Tripadvisor done from this Kagura. And the lady at reception, the one who speaks english, is delightful!
Written October 6, 2019
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elias501
Perth, Australia238 contributions
Traditional Japanese theatre
Jun 2019 • Family
We were taken to this performance by a Japanese family and we were not disappointed. We did not completely understand the story but the dancing and acting were very professional. Our young grandchildren really enjoyed it.
Written July 21, 2019
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,033 contributions
Great show, very traditional
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went to see this show last night, it is on every Wednesday night and is performed in a large Cultural Centre.
It is very traditional, very colourful and full of action. The costumes are stunning, dancing is electrifying and the storyline goes back centuries. Kagura is a traditional ceremony thanking for the bounty of nature, it was performed at Shinto Shrines throughout Japan .
Kagura has been passed down through 150 Kagura troupes in Hiroshima so it is really something to witness.
Four musicians provide the music that has been handed down from generation to generation, the instruments are one big drum, one little one, cymbals and a flute, great to listen too.
The program gives you the story line in English which is great or otherwise you would have no idea what is going on .
There were two stories, with The first starting at 7 pm. then a short interval then the second show starting at 8 pm. All over before 9 pm. Admission is 1200 Yen which is great value to see a cultural show of this calibre .
Really worth the effort to go and see this show when in Hiroshima
Written June 19, 2019
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Charles D
18 contributions
Worthwhile
Oct 2018
Memorable, entertaining authentic cultural experience for a cheap price. Great dancing, amazing costumes, good music as well. Truly a good experience. They also had programs in english which gives the basic storyline of the show, although the dialogue and singing, and intermission, are totally in japanese.
Written October 10, 2018
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,184 contributions
Charming folklore show
Oct 2018 • Couples
This show takes place once a week on Wednesday.
It is easily accessible and an English synopsis is provided.
The dancers music and costumes are delightful .
Locals young and old make up the vast majority of the audience.
Written October 3, 2018
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bwarnecke
Ocoee, FL4 contributions
Great Show to See
Sep 2018 • Couples
Great show to see if you want a taste of Kagura. At about 45 minutes, the length was perfect to get an introduction and fit into a busy day.
Written September 16, 2018
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boeboes1
Winterthur, Switzerland12 contributions
Impressive
May 2018 • Solo
Maybe it was not the same show, since it took place at the „Hiroshima Prefectual Art Museum“.
It was Kagura performed by „non professionals“. The actors and the musicans were really passionate and did a great job. Not a boring second and on top of the impulsive show the speaches of the actors were translated in english on a big screen.
Well worth the time (45min.) and money (1‘000¥).
Written May 27, 2018
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PetraDeBorry
4 contributions
Very intriguing
Sep 2017 • Solo
Although it was in Japanese, they had flyers explaining the stories in English. I really enjoyed the dancing and music. It's a must go if you're looking for more traditional entertainment.
Written December 12, 2017
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Anja B
Boston, MA27 contributions
I was impressed
Sep 2017 • Friends
Even though it was not a high level, professional production play, it seemed like a lot of heart was put into performances and some actors were really talented. I watch a lot of traditional opera/dance/theater when I travel, this one was one of the best! To top it all, there was some great live music and some surprising actions from the performers that I didn't see coming. No English translations, but it's not hard to follow, I enjoyed it!
Written September 20, 2017
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JollyMax
London, England, United Kingdom125 contributions
Really worth seeing
Aug 2017 • Family
I wouldn't normally go for amateur folk theatre staged purely for tourists but - as usual - the Japanese enthusiasm and generosity carries you over the cultural barriers and it was actually really good fun and quite stirring in places. If you want good photos of the actual show, get your ticket soon after 5pm and stand near the auditorium entrance at 530pm so be sure of a front row seat. The show itself is 40 mins and when you feel the weight of the costumes afterwards you can understand why. Watch for the mask switching routine - brilliantly done and with real old fashioned sleight of hand. After the show there is an endearing QandA with the actors, whose dedication as volunteers really shines through. You can then meet them and try on their costumes etc and take more photos at the end. All in all a really good introduction to Japanese drama and even the teenagers loved it and were glued to their seats all the way through, then couldn't wait to try on the costumes afterwards. The only tiny shame was that this was staged in what was clearly a business type auditorium which only had strip lighting, but I think if you want the real thing in a real setting you have to go to the provinces where this all originally started. Still amazing and for ¥500 pp a real bargain.
Written August 12, 2017
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Hiroshima Kagura Regular Performances is open:
  • Wed - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM