Events

Toka-sai and Kikka-sai

Toka-sai and Kikka-sai   The court dance and music introduced into Miyajima from Kyoto by Kiyomori Taira is dancing by the gagaku. Around 20 pieces including "Ryo-oh", "Nasori" "Manzai raku" and "Engi raku" are still handed down to Itsukushima Shrine from the latter period in the twelfth century.
  The court dance and music is originally from India, Vietnam, China and the Korean Peninsura, but it does not exist any place other than Japan today.

  Even it does not remain in India, its birthplace, China, and the Korean Peninsura now. It is conserved in the Imperial Household Agency, Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka, Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima and other several places in Japan.


Bugaku Ranryohoh

Toka-sai
(Peach Blossom ceremony)
Date From about 18:00 on April 15
Program Enbu, Manzairaku, Engiraku, Tourika, Ikkyoku, Soriko, Sanju Kitoku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohgeishi
Kikka-sai
(Chrysanthemum ceremony)
Date From about 18:00 October 15
Program Enbu, Manzairaku, Engiraku, Gaden, Ikkyoku, Soriko, Sanju, Kitoku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohgeishi

Other performances of court dance and music

Name Date Program
Saitan(new year's day) 5:00 a.m., January 1,
after the ceremony
Enbu
Futsuka-sai 9:00 a.m., January 2
after the ceremony
Manzairaku, Engiraku
Genshi-sai 9:00 a.m., January 3
after the ceremony
Taiheiraku, Komaboko, Kotokuraku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohgeishi
Chikyu-sai 5:30 a.m., January 5
after the ceremony
Enbu, Kanshu, Ringa, Batou, Genjohraku, Chohgeishi
Praying Ceremony of Emperess Suiko 9:00 a.m., May 18
after the ceremony
Enbu, Manzairaku, Engiraku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohgeishi
Ichidate-sai 9:00 a.m., June 5 in old calendar
after the ceremony
Enbu, Manzairaku, Engiraku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohgeishi
Sannoh Shrine ceremony 10:00 a.m., October 23,
iduring the ceremony
nonconstant
Tencho-sai 10:00 a.m., December 23
after the ceremony
Enbu, Manzairaku, , Engiraku, Ryohoh, Nasori, Chohgeishi

Events(January - May)