Tosa Kagura Dance


Kagura is a type of sacred dance where performers dress in scary mask, wild wigs and special clothing to mimic gods and demons. The 8-hours of frenetic dancing at shrines across Kochi has to be seen to be believed. This artform is protected as an Important Intangible Cultural Heritage. This festival is held at various locations around the prefecture between October and December. Please ask at the Tourism Information Counter in Kochi Station for more details.