The official website for 36-year-old anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki confirmed yesterday that Izumo Oyashiro/Izumo Grand Shrine, one of the oldest and important Shinto shrines in Japan located in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, had invited her to perform a "Gohounou Kouen" (dedication concert to the Shinto gods) on April 2, 2017.
While the actual year the shrine was built remains unknown, its origin stories were introduced in various early Japanese history books, such as the oldest chronicle Kojiki (written in 711-712) and the second oldest Nihon Shoki (720). Its honden (main shrine building) was designated National Treasure in Japan in 1952.
One day after the annual Kyoso-sai (The Founder Festival) on April 1, Mizuki is scheduled to hold her concert at the shrine's Higashi Jinen (East Garden) from 16:30 to 18:30. No postponement for rain,
except for stormy weather. The price for the tickets is 5,555 yen (all seats reserved). A serial number for
the premiere lottery for the tickets will be included in her upcoming 12th album "NEOGENE CREATION"
to be released in Japan on December 21, 2016.
Mizuki says, "I am very happy to have this opportunity to sing in such a sacred place. With the feeling
of love and gratitude, I will deliver my best performance!"
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