Hataya Lion Dance
Location: Hataya, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Yakushi Shrine, Hiraoka-Hakusan Shrine, Akata Shinmei Shrine, and other places in the community
Date(s): January 16 and August 14, 19, and 22
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
This area is on the east shore of Imokawa River and a purely agricultural area, which once belonged to Utetsu-gō. The origin of the lion dance here is unclear, but was certainly practiced there in the Edo era. It belongs to the school of Honkai Bangaku.
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