Location: Yokosawa, Ota-cho, Daisen City
Site(s) of performance: Kotohira Shrine, Hachiman Shrine, and other places in the community
Date(s): July 23, August 13, and September 14
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Sasara and Horse Dance
According to the scroll attesting to its authenticity, the origin of Yokosawa Sasara goes back to 1658. When the performers make a procession to the dancing stage, this scroll is held by the priest as a kind of deity. It has been carefully retained as an important written record of its origin.