Takuno-no-kodomo kagura
   A kagura performed by schoolchildren depicting a battle between a kami and a giant snake. It takes place in Takuno-cho, Shimane, from January 1-3.

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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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