Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Japan Photo per Day - Lady Shizuka's Sad Story

Lady Shizuka (Shizuka Gozen) is one of the most famous women from the history of Japan, known as one of the most talented shirabyōshi (female dancers performing dances for the gods, dressed as men). Lady Shizuka was the concubine of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, and their tragic story begins at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura:

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