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The 57th Kamakura Festival -Events and Ceremonies-

Kamakura Festival is an annual event organized by the Kamakura City Tourist Association. This year, it is held from 12th to 19th April.

Some events take place in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, and the schedule is below.

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Sun. 12th April, 3pm  Shizuka no Mai (Dance of Lady Shizuka)

                     at the 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 wears the medieval costume and reproduces the historical scene of Lady Shizuka.   

 

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Sun. 19th April, 1pm   Yabusame (Horseback archery)

                            at the horse track

Yabusame would be a special occasion to see the skill of medieval samurai at shooting arrows on horseback. Archers training at Takeda School show the skillful combination of horsemanship and archery.   

 

Detail information of the festival is available at the Kamakura City Tourist Association.

 

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