Fabulous "Shirasagi-no Mai" Heian Period White Heron Festival @ Sensoji Temple!
dim. 14 avril à 03:00
Shirasagi-no Mai is an ancient Heian period ceremonial dance and parade which was restored in 1968 by the Asakusa Tourist Federation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Tokyo as the nation's capital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qiU51LPLAI After the parade we'll tour the many wonders of Sensoji, such as Asakusa Shrine & many other interesting spots & enjoy food and drinks nearby! 昭和43年（1968）の「東京百年祭」を記念して創始奉納されたのが「白鷺の舞」です。京都八坂神社の祇園祭の「鷺舞」を参考にして、「浅草寺縁起」の遷座式に登場する「白鷺の舞」を再興したものです。「白鷺」「武者」「棒ふり」「大傘」「楽人」や浅草寺幼稚園園児による「守護童子」などにより構成される美しい舞です。 The origin of this ritual dance is found in a historic picture scroll owned by Sensoji Temple, called Keian Engi Emaki, which depicts the scene of ritual parade to pray for the peace after the move of the temple. The parade is composed of three warriors, one pole carrier, one feeder, one parasol carrier, eight white herons, nineteen musicians, guardian children and others, dressed in the traditional attire of the Heian period (the late 8th to the late 12th century) and the costume that represents white herons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qiU51LPLAI The slow, graceful movement of dancers beautifully reproduces the elegance of Heian manners and is worth seeing and this parade is one of the wonderful authentic Springtime attractions of Asakusa! We'll Meet-up on TOP FLOOR of the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center: (the amazing building which looks like several houses piled up) which is right across the street from the Karinarimon Gate, quite near the Asakusa Metro station: Just a few steps from Asakusa Station, served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line and Tobu Railways. See here:
http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5018/b6fa/28ba/0d5d/5d00/05a3/newsletter/stringio.jpg?1414093482 MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Asakusa+Culture+and+Tourism+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,139.795073,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x7740294b7ef17d49!8m2!3d35.7106662!4d139.7965591?hl=en-US We may have a little spring rain on Sunday morning but with any luck, it won't affect the parade, but just in case, bring your umbrella! NOTE:
If for some reason the morning parade is rained out, there will be another performance early in the afternoon and I will let you know once I get any more information! From Tokyo Station Take the JR Yamanote Line ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2370.html ) to Kanda Station (2 minutes, 140 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen). From Shinjuku Station Take the orange JR Chuo Line ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2372.html ) to Kanda Station (10 minutes, 170 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen). PLEASE NOTE: There is a very low 500 Yen Meetup fee. We work hard to find and plan interesting and enjoyable events for you, so please give more if you can. Coming late, being a "no-show" or changing your RSVP after the deadline affects your fellow members and organizers, so please be considerate. This is a non-smoking meetup. If you wish to smoke, please do it away from the group, and only in proper smoking areas. Japanese weather is quite often changeable, and a small folding umbrella may be very useful! Your comments and suggestions for future meetups are always welcome! Thanks! @}:^)