Amaterasu 天照 - Bando Tomasaburo V & Kodo
Kabuki onnagata Tomasaburo and taiko drumming group Kodo collaborate in a retelling of the myth (good story, short read) of Amaterasu-ōmikami and her brother Susano-O. The scene is Takachiho in Miyazaki Prefecture. Six 10 minute segments.
Amaterasu (Amaterasu-ōmikami, 天照大神, “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven”) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle, the sun goddess, sister of Susano-O, the god of storms and the sea, and of Tsukuyomi, the god of the moon and ruler of the night, and a major deity of the Shinto religion from whom the Japanese imperial family claims direct descent.
Other related info (e.g. creation myth, pantheon of deities,…):
-Japanese folklore and mythology
-Tamasaburo Bando and Kodo reach for primitive emotions 2006
-Takachiho, Caving in to the gods 2005
-Land of the Sun Goddess 2009