Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heron Dance (Sagimai)

Just got back from Tsuwano where I watched the Sagimai, the Heron Dance. Tomorrow I will post details and photos, but for now here is a short video.

There was also the Heron Chick Dance, of much more recent vintage.


What was intriguing was just before the dances were to begin a real heron landed and strutted around seemingly quite immune to the dozens of photographers taking its photo.


  1. Great videos! Thanks for this post.

  2. Nice! Glad to see you could get so close the the actual dancers as well. You'd never be able to get that close in Kyoto, eh.

  3. Hi Wes..... if it was a weekend it would probably have been more difficult..... but nothing to compare with Kyoto as you say...