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Hikiyama Children`s Kabuki -Cultured Entertainment for Common Folk-

TRAVEL 2017 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
The Hikiyama Children`s Kabuki in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, has had a history of over 250 years. However, with the recent decline in birthrates and increasing aging population, it`s survival has been put under threat. Amidst this problem, the children of Komatsu City try their best to put on a great performance by practicing very hard, while the adults busy themselves in operating and managing the festival. This episode details how the people of Komatsu struggle to preserve a tradition in a society where all odds seem to be against them.

Part of "Festivals of Japan - Season 1".

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