From Japan: Shirasagi-no Mai (White Heron Dance)

At Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo:

In Japan, the white heron is deemed unique for its ability to move between three elements: air, earth, and water. Locals herald the graceful white bird as a symbol of good luck.

Shirasagi-no Mai, which translates to “White Heron Dance,” is a millennium-old Japanese dance that came dangerously close to extinction until its resurrection in November 1968; the Asakusa Tourist Federation decided to revive the historical performance in conjunction with Tokyo’s 100th year anniversary.

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Illustration by Sammi Lim.

Illustration by Sammi Lim.

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