Dentogeino-hono of Gion Matsuri (July 15th, 2024)

Dentogeino-hono of Gion Matsuri

The information of Dentogeino-hono is presented here. Dentogeino-hono is held every year on July 15th. In Dentogeino-hono, traditional performing arts such as Imayo-Kabura, Ichigen-kin, Biwa, Kyogen, Jiuta-mai, Sokyoku, Shakuhachi, and Shigin are performed on Noh stage. In addition, the program of the traditional performing arts program may change depending on the year. (Confirmation required)

【Dentogeino-hono 2024 Schedule (confirmation required)】

Dentogeino-hono 2024 will be held on Monday, July 15th, 2024 at 15:00.
●Gion Matsuri Festival 2024 will start on July 1st, 2024 and end on July 31st, 2024.
Gion Matsuri Festival Schedule (July 1st-31st)

【Yasaka Shrine Location Map & Directions】

Address: 625 Gion-machi kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Access (How to get there): Gion bus stop (short walk), Keihan Gion Shijo Station (about 5 minutes on foot), Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station (about 8 minutes on foot), Subway Shijo Station (about 20 minutes on foot)

【Dentogeino-hono of Gion Matsuri brief overview】

Dentogeino-hono (伝統芸能奉納) of Gion Matsuri Festival (祇園祭) is held every year on July 15th. In Dentogeino-hono, traditional performing arts such as Imayo-Kabura, Ichigen-kin, Biwa, Kyogen, Jiuta-mai, Shokyoku, Shakuhachi, and Shigin are performed on Noh stage. In addition, the program of the traditional performing arts program may change depending on the year. (Confirmation required)

★Imayo (Imayo-Kabura) is an abbreviation for “Imayo-uta”, which was popular from the middle of the Heian period (794-1185) to the Kamakura period (1185-1333). The lyrics of Imayo are in the form of the shichigo-cho style. Imayo means “modern” or “contemporary” style.
★Bugaku is a form of Gagaku. Bugaku is a type of dance accompanied by togaku (Chinese music) and komagaku (Korean music). Bugaku accompanied by togaku (Chinese music) is called “sa-mai” and Bugaku accompanied by komagaku (Korean music) is called “u-mai”.
★Ichigen-kin is a musical instrument in which a single string of silk thread is stretched over a wooden body about 1 meter long and plucked with a giko (plectrum). Ichigen-kin is also called “Han-kin”, “Suma-goto”, or “Dokugen-kin”.
★Biwa is a musical instrument that is played by plucking the strings without using a bow. There were two types of Biwa, gogen-biwa (five-stringed biwa) and shigen-biwa (four-stringed biwa), but gogen-biwa (five-stringed biwa) has become extinct, and only shigen-biwa (four-stringed biwa) has survived to the present day.
★Kyogen, along with Noh, is a traditional art form that originated in Sarugaku. Kyogen is a popular comedy play (farce) that is a refined version of the comic imitations of Sarugaku.
★Jiuta-mai is a Japanese dance that originated in Kansai (Kamikata) after the middle of the Edo period (1603-1868). Jiuta-mai is based on Noh and incorporates elements of puppet Joruri and Kabuki. Jiuta-mai is also called “Kamigata-mai”.
★Sokyoku is music in which the koto is the main instrument. Modern Sokyoku is said to have originated with Yahashi Kengyo, a descendant of the Tsukushi-ryu school of Sokyoku developed at the end of the Muromachi period (1336-1573).
★Shakuhachi is a reedless woodwind instrument. Shakuhachi is said to have come to Japan from To (China). Most Shakuhachi are 1 shaku 8 sun (about 55 cm) long, hence the name “Shakuhachi”.
★Shigin is the recitation of Chinese poetry and waka poems with unique verses and melodies. Shigin is also called “Ginei”, “Roei”, “Rogin”, or “Gindo”.
★Noh Stage (No-butai) was built between 1893 and 1898. Noh Stage (No-butai) has a tile roof. Noh Stage (No-butai) is used for the dedication of Noh plays and Karuta initiation ceremonies on January 3rd every year. Traditional performing arts, Iwami Kagura and Kyogen are dedicated at Noh Stage (No-butai).

【Dentogeino-hono of Gion Matsuri remarks】
*Events may be rescheduled or cancelled. Also, the content of the event may have changed.
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