Core Kyoto mini Kyokusui-no-Utage: Poetry with Classic Heian Elegance

Core Kyoto

5m 00s
Broadcast on March 16, 2019 Available until March 16, 2024

1,000 years ago, aristocrats would compose short waka poems seated by a babbling brook at the imperial palace, sipping sake and admiring the changes in the seasons. This outdoor party was revived at Jonangu Shrine in 1970. Experts tend the recreated period garden, and poets yearning for a bygone era strive to render the spirit of their Heian forebears. A court dancer provides a dance accompaniment. Discover the passion of those who breathe life into an elegant historical event.

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