舞楽 : Kochonomai – Kitazawa Hachimangu Matsuri : Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 8, 2014 : At last year’s Kitazawa Hachimangu Matsuri (festival) in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward I saw one of the most ancient forms of ritual court dances, the Kochonomai, or butterfly dance. It probably arrived to Japan from Korea in the 8th century and has been completely unaltered ever since. The dance is performed by four or eight maidens (which in modern days usually means…
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