Nov
13
2012

Shish-Odori at The Thames Festival 2012

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

The Shishi-Odori (Deer Dance) is a Japanese folk art dance from the Tohoku region of Japan.

The Japan Foundation with the help of The Oshu Kanatsu-Ryu Shishi-Odori Dance Troupe performed the spectacular Japanese folk art Shishi-Odori.

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

the costumes looked really cool and the dance was interesting.

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

The detail on some parts of he costumes was impressive, and they performed the dance a few times to a pretty large crowd.

This is what I filmed at the Thames Festival 2012.

Below is the costume description.

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

The costume features the Sasara, Kashira (Shishi-Gashira), Tsuno, maku, Kuyomon and the Taiko drum.

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

When performing the masks at the top looked pretty fierce

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

and during the display a couple of the performers would battle like deer.

Goukaseishi, Shishi-Odori Festival

 

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はじめましてキースです。よろしくおねがいします。 Hello I'm Keith. I'm 25, a Graphic and Web designer from England. I love design, photography, Japanese culture and much more. I have travelled to Japan twice and I currently live in Huddersfield, England. I use this blog to try show the World what I like about Japan, Design & Photography.