Summer means festivals, and festivals in Shimane mean Kagura!
This old tradition is alive and well in the Shimane highland town of Iinan. It might be small (population of just under 5500!) but the people here have big hearts, and the community loves to get together to watch their favourite myths played out on the stage. The Iinan Kagura team's warmth, passion and enthusiasm to share the art is unparalleled.
With special thanks to the Iinan Kagura Team, Kagura shop Kuwa no Ki, and the Kakita family.