Japanese Mi-Kagura Ritual as Embodied Performance Journal Article uri icon



  • Describes the performance/practice aspect of the court ritual mi-kagura, which is centered around the performance of music and dance. Examines the music portion through interviews with a performer of mi-kagura, thus revealing the ambiguity in symbolic understanding of the ritual. Describes the ceremonial setting and the music and dance performance, especially how a musician masters the ritual action through performance and embodying the Shinto religious concepts underlying the ritual.

publication date

  • January 1, 1996

Full Author List

  • Keister JD

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 17

end page

  • 29


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