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Yachi Lion Dance

Location: Yachi, Tsuchiya, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Various places in the community
Date(s): January 11 and August 13
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
The lion dance here is performed for the opening on January 11 and for Obon on August 13 in various places in the community. It is said to have effects in repelling evil spirits. In the old days, at the time of natural disasters or chronic diseases, young men of the village dressed formally, carried the lion head around the community, and prayed for divine intervention.

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