SpotMajor Festivals on Miyajima

A religious tradition is still being passed down on this revered and worshiped island, where the gods have resided since time immemorial. Bugaku, or the unique and ancient musical court dance, is a traditional art that was passed down by Taira-no Kiyomori.
Jin-Noh, or sacred Noh play, is another theater art which is performed on the Noh stage that sticks out over the sea.
The Kangensai, or Orchestral Music Festival is a gorgeous show which unfolds atop the surface of the sea and is the largest ceremony at Itsukushima Shrine. Colorfully decorated boats carrying orchestras aboard cruise along the coast. It started after Taira-no Kiyomori introduced Kangen-no Asobi, or an orchestra festival, which was very popular in Kyoto at that time.
Every year in August, a fireworks display held from the waters on the sea in front of Itsukushima Shrine is the largest such display in Western Japan.

Major Festivals on Miyajima

Access
Address
住所

広島県廿日市市宮島町

TEL

0829-44-2011

Related Spots

Deer and MiyajimaSince ancient times, Miyajima has been regarded as a divine island. You can see deer everywhere on ... Read

Itsukushima Shrine and natureAlthough Itsukushima Shrine was made by the hands of man, it has long since integrated with, to bec... Read

BugakuBugaku, or the unique and ancient musical court dance, is a traditional art that was passed down by... Read

Recommended Restaurant

Recommended Destinations

Recommended Event

AD

Copyright © 2000-2012 FINEX Co., Ltd.