- (noun) A kind of Shinto theatrical dance in Japan.
"In ancient times the only public representations were the sacred dances called the kagura, at the gate of the temples, in honour of the gods."
"The event started with a Shinto ritual and was followed by a traditional kagura dance performed by a local group as an offering to the divinity."
"The festival also includes traditional kagura dancing and a rice planting dance performed by primary and junior high school girls shown in the photo."
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