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Ōsawa Community Bon Dance

Location: Osawa, Fujisato Town
Site(s) of performance: The open space in front of Awaji Shop in Osawa District (in Osawa Community Hall in case of rain)
Date(s): August 14
Category: Bon Dance
The Bon dance of Ōsawa started in the late Edo era (1600–1868). It was started to appease the spirits of the ancestors and pray for good harvests. The dance is said to have been brought from Kemanai (Kazuno City), and there are some similarities in the hand gestures and corporal movements. The traditional Jinku Dance and Nattobushi are danced only with big drums and songs.

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