Japanese Kagura theater Kabuki - traditional Japanese opera, more similar to the Chinese then Europen opera
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懐剣 Kaiken, is a dagger to put in a belt (OBI ) when wearing wedding kimono Uchikake. Kaiken are usually in a bag of white cloth. Women born in the former samurai were in possession of a dagger for self-defense.
Japanese fox masks for festival
Foxes (Kitsune) are a common subject of Japanese myth and folklore. Foxes are thought to be able to take human form. In myth, they sometimes possess humans or shapeshift. This is often for the purpose of seducing humans. There are several Japanese myths in which young men or women unknowingly marry a fox.Foxes are thought to be the messengers of the Gods. The marriage of foxes is considered a good omen.
胡徳楽 / Kotokuraku, Bungaku at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima, January 2008