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Tanaka Dance

Location: Asamai, Hiraka-machi, Yokote City
Site(s) of performance: The street in front of the Hiraka Regional Development Office, Yokote City
Date(s): August 18
Category: Bon Dance
The Bon dance was brought here by the Kamimura family of the village. The ancestors of the Kamimura family lived at Nabekura (in the former Hiraka Town). After a daughter of the family married a priest of Yōzōji Temple, she taught villagers around the temple how to dance. The Tanaka Dance is a very energetic dance only for men, who dance in leggings (momohiki) and a short jacket (hanten).

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