Honkawa kagura
   A kagura performance of the Japanese sword dance. It is performed during November/December at the Honkawanai-jinja, Honkawa-mura, Kochi. A sword dance is also performed on March 12 of the lunar calendar at the Oasahiko-jinja, Itano-gun, Tokushima.

A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. .

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  • Kagura —    Sacred music and dance; music of the kami. The term kagura is derived from kamu kura seat of the gods i.e. shinza, the place or object into which the kami descends, and it suggests the invocation of gods. The mythical origin of kagura is the… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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