Go to Nashinoki Shrine for Bush Clover Festival

If you are in Kyoto now (September 17th – 19th 2016), it is a good idea to pay a visit to Nashinoki Shrine. During these three days, September 17th, 18th and 19th, Nashinoki Shrine will hold an annual Hagi Matsuri (Bush Clover Festival). This shrine is famous for viewing the beautiful bush clover (Hagi), and visitors can enjoy experiencing several different performances including traditional theatrical dance performances, called Kyogen. Check out the following schedule for more information.

September 17th
11:00 “Iai” Japanese Sword Performance
11:30 “Kamikatamai” Traditional Dance Performance

September 18th
11:00 Court Dance & Music Performance
11:30 “Shakuhachi” Japanese Flute Performance
13:00 Japanese Traditional Dance Performance

September 19
11:00 “Kyomai” Kyoto Traditional Dance Performance
11:30 “Kyogen” Japanese Theatrical Performance
12:00 “Shakuhachi” Japanese Flute Performance
13:00 Japanese Traditional Archery Performance

Note that you can have a cup of green tea made by an experienced tea master during the festival for 800 yen.

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