28m 00s
Dancing for the Deities & A Buddhist Retreat
J-Trip Plan
28m 00s

Broadcast on May 20, 2019
Available until May 20, 2020

Our studio guest takes us to the Sanin region in west Japan, a well-kept secret of travelers, to experience the local performing art of Iwami Kagura. She watches dynamic performances, goes behind the scenes to see stunning costumes being made, and tries mask painting. Then she participates in rehearsals. Overall, a well-rounded travel experience. Also, we look at Shukubo, Buddhist lodgings, at temples used by monks for ascetic training. Escape the everyday, relax your mind, and realign your body.

Reporter: Alice Gordenker