Japanese festivals are beautiful, colourful, and very traditional festive occasions. Some festivals find their roots in Chinese festivals which came into existence centuries ago. But they have since undergone great changes as they mixed with local customs. A lesser known, but important festival in Japan is the Kasuga Festival, also known as Kasuga Wakamiya On-Masturi.
Although it lasts for four days, the greatest attractions of the festival are the performances of Kagura, which is music dedicated to the gods, and Bugaku, or court music accompanied by traditional dance. As it features all kinds of other traditional performing arts which we rarely have the chance to come across in our daily lives, this festival will surely satisfy those who have a keen interest in traditional dance and other art forms.
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