Location: Shimo-Sannai, Futsunai, Gojome Town
Site(s) of performance: Gojome Shinmei Shrine
Date(s): 3rd Saturday of May (Gojome Bangaku Performance Event at the annual festival of Shinmei Shrine)
Designation: Town-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
Even though the origin of this bangaku is unclear, there is a saying that it was started by the Miura family, who ruled this area from Sannai Castle in the 14th and 15th centuries. The movements are generally energetic and have jumps. Musicians include drummers, singers, and a rhythm keeper who uses clappers and hand cymbals.
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