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Introduction of the Kagura Troup
The Nishihara district of Asaminami Ward was formed by accumulating sediment carried by the three rivers of the Ota River, Furukawa, and the Old Yasu River. Because of the low land, it was often flooded. Especially in 1783, not only floods, but also famine and plague struck Nishihara Village, and were devastated. The villagers decide to dedicate kagura dance to Fuyuki Shrine in order to ward off the bad epidemic and pray for a good harvest.

This is said to be the origin of Nishiharakami Junijinki Kagura. It combines the dances of Bitchu Kagura and Izumo Kagura, and is characterized by a simple and majestic moves, which contrasts with the intense movements of Ato Kagura in Numata Town.

There are still old customes such as using children to pick up the gods. Nishihara Junikami Kagura was designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Hiroshima City on August 12, Showa 49

Name of Representative/OKIMOTO Yoshinori (Troup Head)
Contact/082-874-1067 Nishihara 5-16-20, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
When the Kaguradan was founded/Showa 34
Number of group members/26 people
Local Shrine/ Fuyuki Shrine
Performance period at a local shrine/ 3rd Saturday in October (every other year)
Past performances/Dedicated to Fuyuki Shrine Autumn Festival every other year
Onsite Kagura Performance/Not Available


6-13-7 Nishihara, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima 731-0113

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