Japan Matsuri Presents… The Wonder of Folk Performing Arts from Sanriku, Tohoku


This is an unmissable chance to get to experience the wonder of 12 performances including a performance filmed especially for Japan Matsuri Presents by a Tora-mai (tiger dance) group from the Sanriku region, in a rare and exclusive glimpse in to the role folk performance plays in the lives of the people who live there. These visually stunning performances will leave you spellbound! 

The Sanriku region of coastal Tohoku plays host to an astonishing range of folk performing arts that have their roots in ancient culture, and have been preserved to a remarkable degree. The area was one of the worst affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, and the festivals of the towns have been more important than ever to unify people as they recover. The festivals, as a symbol of the area’s rebirth, have been filmed and put together in Japan, so that those at home watching Japan Matsuri Presents can have this unique chance to experience first hand the wonder of the folk performing arts of Sanriku!

Streaming Saturday 26th, 14:40