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[Video distribution starts! ] "Kanagawa Traditional Culture Children's Seasonal Diary"

【映像配信スタート!】『かながわ伝統文化こども歳時記』

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File.33 “Kanagawa Traditional Culture Children’s Yearbook”
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)

``Kanagawa Traditional Culture Children's Seasonal Calendar'' was planned as a place to experience the rich cultural heritage that has been nurtured in the climate of various parts of Kanagawa Prefecture, such as traditional performing arts, folk tales and folklore related to the region, and old games that have been passed down through generations. ”. Unfortunately, the performance at the Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center Momijizaka Hall in March 2021 has been canceled, but it was planned to be held at the hall because we wanted "people to feel the energy of hope through a variety of traditional performing arts." We have made some changes to the content of the performance and will be streaming it as a video.
Traditional Japanese culture is said to be filled with prayers for a healthy daily life, such as for the growth of children, the safety of the family, and the ward off of epidemics. In order to deliver the heart of "prayer" as soon as possible, we will report on the recording scene ahead of the video distribution on Thursday, March 25th!

A mikoshi was prepared on the stage. Yasunori Nakazato of the Imajuku Matsuo Omami Mikoshi Preservation Society and his family created a mikoshi with the same shape and decorations as those participating in the Chigasaki Coast Hamaduri Festival, a summer tradition that represents the seaside of Shonan. Please introduce its history and characteristics. By the way, this mikoshi is said to be a privately owned one made by Mr. Nakazato, a mikoshi craftsman himself.

After being interviewed by the host, Mr. Funamoto, I was a little nervous at first...
However, in the second half, the three family members sang ``Jinku,'' which is sung at festivals, at a good tempo.

The Chigasaki Coast Hamaori Festival, which is said to have started in the late Edo period, is also called the Dawn Festival because the portable shrines begin moving before dawn, and has been designated as an intangible folk cultural property by Kanagawa Prefecture. Last year's event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we can't help but hope that the festival's prayers for good health will be remembered and that it will be held this year.


*Chigasaki Beach Hamaori Festival

A cypress stage and a silver folding screen were set up on the stage, and then the recording of ``Aku no Kai'' began. We are a unit of male dancers who are continually presenting powerful new dances in order to connect Japanese dance to the future.

The program is ``Wakashishi'', which is a Japanese dance choreography of ``Sanbaso'', a representative Noh and Kyogen play. "Sanbaso" is said to have been danced and passed down to express people's wishes for life, such as peace in the country, good harvest, eradication of epidemics, and good health. I can feel it.

At the beginning, there was a demonstration of ``kiribi'', which involves creating sparks with a flint stone. In Japan, where fire has been considered a ``clean thing,'' there was a custom of burning fire as a ``warding off evil'' or ``exorcism.'' This demonstration reflects that wish.

In addition to this, the streamed video also features performances by the Hakone Miyagino Lion Dance Preservation Society's ``Hakone Yutate Shishimai,'' a performance by the shakuhachi and koto unit ``Gojisan~koibumi~'', ``traditional games'' passed down in Kanagawa Prefecture, and the performers. Interviews will also be included.


*Hakone Miyagino Lion Dance Preservation Society “Hakone Yutachi Lion Dance”

*Click here for the video being distributed!

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