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Ancient Ceremonial Music and Dance of Mikagura Comes to Portland for First-Ever Performance in the Continental US

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2014

Media Contact: Lisa Christy
(503) 328-0050
lchristy@japanesegarden.com

Transcending Time: The Sacred Music of MIKAGURA

For the first time ever in the continental United States, the ancient ritual of Mikagura will be performed in Portland, Oregon, in honor of the Portland Japanese Garden. Mikagura (mee-kah-goo-rah) is a form of Japanese ceremonial music and dance which originated in ancient ritual performances conducted by Shinto shrine priests for the Imperial Court of Japan.

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