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The 55th Kamakura Festival -Events and Ceremonies-

Shizuka no Mai
Shizuka no Mai

Kamakura Festival is one of the most popular events in the Kamakura City since it had started more than 50 years ago. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is also involved, time table is below.

Sun 14th April

  • 11am Parade
    kamakura City DAIICHI Elementary School ~ Wakamiya Ooji ~ Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
  • 3pm Shizuka no Mai (Dance of Lady Shizuka)
    at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Lower Worship Hall
    At the end of the first day of Kamakura Festival, Japanese dance is performed to commemorate the legendary episode of Lady Shizuka (静御前) in Kamakura period. The dancer wares the medieval costume and reproduces the historical scene of Lady Shizuka.

Sun 21st April

  • 1pm Yabusame (Horseback archery)
    at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu horse track
    Yabusame would be a special occasion to see the medieval samurai skill at shooting arrows on horseback. Archers training at Takeda School show the combination skill of horsemanship and archery.

The organizer of Kamakura Festival is Kamakura City Tourism Association. Detail information of this event is available at Kamakura City Tourism Association.

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