Location: Higashi-Yotsuya, Taiyu, Yokote City
Site(s) of performance: Shinmei Shrine and other places in the community
Date(s): July 20
Category: Taiko-Furyū and Matsuri-Bayashi
Throughout the former Age area, including the community of Yotsuya, the Kashima-Okuri Festivals have been held on the same day. Kashima-Okuri is a ritual of prayer for good harvests against insect pests and rice diseases. The main instrument for the music is a drum installed on a roofed moving stage, which is accompanied by Japanese flutes and gongs.