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Local performing arts

Long traditions of diverse local performances with joyful sounds of musical accompaniment and elegant dances are found throughout Japan. “Kiyari” and “Binzasara dance” are ones performed at the Asakusa Sanja Festival. Ogano Kabuki in Saitama Pref. is one handed down from parents to children for approximately 200 years since the Edo period. We watched this Kabuki performance where a total of 40 town’s households cover every role from background to actors. We also discovered the secret behind the sound essential to local performing arts on our visit to a craftsman of a traverse flute. How will such Japanese tradition be seen in the eyes of our foreign guests?

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