Gishiki-mai, Kagura-mai

Kagura is a typical ritualistic dance to welcome Shinto deities. This dedicatory dance opens an official offering ceremony for a Shinto god.


The lyrics of this piece are “It is my pleasure to roll up the sudare screen and listen to the kagura performance.”



This dance contains all the basic forms of kagura dance. Every kagura dancer has to learn these basic patterns.


It feels extremely refreshing when a dancer performs this dance, the starting point of the kagura performing art, very solemnly.