Location: Shimoyashiki, Nishisawa, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Bugaku Hall, Kasuga Shrine, and other places in the community
Date(s): July 1, August 16 and 26, 2nd Sunday of September, and 1st Sunday of December
Designation: Prefecture-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
After the Great Famine of Tenmei in 1783 devastated Yashiki Village, the villagers introduced Honkai shishimai and bangaku from Arasawa Village (in the former Yashima Town), which they learned and offered to the gods in the hope of a good harvest of all crops and repulsion of diseases.
About Shishimai and Bangaku