Itsukushima Shrine

Corridor (Kairo)

Corridor (Kairo)

Mikasahama

Lanterns & Great Torii

Lanterns & Great Torii

Shinomiya Shrine

Momijidani Park

Momijidani Park

Istukushima Shrine

By night, for Tanomosan Festival

By night, for Tanomosan Festival

View from Daishoin Temple

2d floor of Maniden Hall

2d floor of Maniden Hall

Mt. Misen top

with a view on Seto Inland Sea islands

with a view on Seto Inland Sea islands

Tahoto Pagoda

in the green foliage

in the green foliage

Primeval forest

View from the ropeway

View from the ropeway
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October

Kikka-sai Festival (Chrysanthemum Festival)

Place: Itsukushima Shrine - Takabutai

From 2017-10-15 to 2017-10-15

Tags: bugaku, Itsukushima Shrine

Repertoire : Enbu, Manzaraiku, Engiraku, Katen, Ikkyoku, Soriko, Sanju, Kitoku, Ranryōō, Nasori, Chōgeishi

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 where is its birthplace, China, and the Korean Peninsula now. It is conserved in the Imperial Household Agency, Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka, Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima and other several places in Japan.

Admission fee to Itsukushima Shrine : ¥300