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Kagura

Kagura is a traditional Japanese performance art that features Uta(song) and Mai(dance) by performers clad in embroidered kimonos and expressive masks accompanied by taiko drums and flutes. There are many different Kagura programs but good and evil and the range of emotions are common themes to each. Each story is clear and refreshing. In the past people across Japan presented Kagura to the gods to pray for abundant crops, fish and health in their area.

Kagura

Kagura



Tomonoura

Tomonoura, located on the tip of the peninsula jutting south from Fukuyama City, is one of the most picturesque locations in the Seto Inland Sea National Park. Located in the heart of the Seto Inland Sea, Tomonoura has flourished from ancient times when boats were the primary means of travel as a port where boats wait for the tide to turn. The town has beautifully preserved its traditions, cultural artifacts and historic buildings.

Tomonoura

Tomonoura

Tomonoura

Tomonoura



Onomichi

Onomichi is a port that flourished before the age of steam ships, though it is far larger, better connected, and more modern than Tomo. Today, Onomichi's main selling point is nostalgia. The streets - though many are so narrow they hardly deserve the name - that crisscross the steep hillside rising almost immediately from the seafront and lined with tumble down houses, pull at the memory strings of domestic visitors from cities that bulldozed such places long ago.

Onomichi

Onomichi



Kure

The old Kure City was once known around the world as one of the largest naval bases in the east. Today, ship manufacturing technologies form the base for the development of science, technology and environmental preservation, at the hands of numerous local industries. Historic buildings and museums can still be found around the city amongst the beautiful parks and at night, roadside food stalls line the river.

Kure maritime museum(Yamato museum)

Kure maritime museum(Yamato museum)

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