This Kagura performance illustrates how much the climates and seasons of Japan enrich the hearts of the Japanese people.
Japan has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Cold winters are followed by warm springs, bringing the beautiful pale pink and white cherry blossoms. Each year, small parties are held under the cherry blossoms trees, called "hanami" (cherry blossom viewing parties).
Hot and humid summers give way to crisp autumns and their vibrant red maple leaves, or "momiji." Similar to hanami, small gatherings are also held under the maple leaves called "momiji-gari" (autumn foliage viewing parties).
The Kagura program "Momiji-gari" proceeds as follows: