Monday, 13 January 2014
Matsue in winter
We are having terrible weather here in the UK: heavy rain causing floods with severe winds only making the problems worse with power cuts and tidal surges. The saving grace is that it isn't cold so there hasn't been a great deal of snow anywhere.
That may change of course and we may yet see scenes like this one from Japan, though they are unlikely to be so picturesque. Matsue is a city in the province of Izumo, towards the south of Japan. A dance called Sada Shin Noh originates in the Shinto shrine of Sada Jinja in Matsue. The dance has been inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.