picture of the day

Hydrangea festival


The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Kyodo

©2023 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

The lady on the left needs to smile a bit more.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

She needs to smile A LOT more for sure - though very beautiful.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Sacred dancing has its root in Japanese ancient myth of Ame-no-Uzume, Goddess of Dancing. The story goes that when Sun-Goddess hid herself in a rock cave due to a series of violence caused by her brother, Storm-God, the entire world lost light and become dark. So God of Wisdom came up with an idea to bring back Sun-Goddess to the world. His idea was to have a cerebration using Goddess of Dance in front of the rock cave where Sun-Goddess hid herself. Wondering what's going on outside, Sun Goddess moved a rock to peek the outside. Other gods did not miss the chance and moved away the rock and took her outside, thereby restoring light to the world.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites