Location: Tamura, Taiyu, Yokote City
Site(s) of performance: Tamura Community Center and other places in the community
Date(s): August 22
Category: Taiko-Furyū and Matsuri-Bayashi
Tamura Bayashi was started in 1957 by creating a new dance with the elements of Bon dance music in Saisai Bayashi performances of nearby communities. Even though it is said to be a new creation, the difference from the Bon dances in the nearby communities is hardly discernable. The music is performed for a kashima-okuri festival, where a large straw Buddha statue parades around the community.