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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Today's Dance Lesson No.3 : Kajadefu

is a classical (court) dance and it was frequently performed before the king in the age of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Today, this solemn dance is customarily performed at the first item in programmers presented on festive occasions in the main island of Okinawa prefecture. 

The song of the Kajadefu bushi:
This joy and pride in today's ceremony, with what could it be comparable?
It feels like drooping flowers which suddenly come alive after receiving the morning dewdrops.

「けふの誇らしゃや なおにじゃなたてる 蕾でをる花の 露きゃたごと」



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