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MIbu Kyogen - Traditional Dance Performance - Only 9 Days!!

Do not miss this special chance to feel the Japanese traditional culture!! This performance is the first designated Important Intangible Cultural Asset in Kyoto.

Apr 21st - Apr 29th 2012:
Place: Mibu Dera Temple - Access : 20-30 min. from Kyoto Sta. by Kyoto city bus No. 206 or No. 208. Gett off at Mibudera-michi Bus Stop, and then walk 5 min. 

■Characteristics of Mibu Kyogen are as follows■

* All performers are men.
* Performers don’t speak during the performance.                                                       
* All performers wear masks, and they show their expressions by using traditional  Japanese bell, drum and flute.                                                                                    
Kyogen is the classical Japanese comedy which is performed between each Noh play. Mibu Kyogen was designated as an important intangible cultural asset in1976. This was the first designation in Kyoto prefecture.

It is believed that Mibu Kyogen was started by Enkaku Syonin, or Saint Enkaku, (1223-1311) in 1300. Because there were no loudspeakers at that time, pantomime was the best way to introduce Buddhism to a lot of people. In the modern era, Mibu Kyogen drifted away from its original religious purpose and developed into a popular entertainment

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