Yamada Lion Dance
Location: Yamada, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: The lion head’s keeper’s house, Ōyama-Tsumi Shrine, and other places in the community
Date(s): January 16 and August 14
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
Villagers of Yamada learned the lion dance from the neighboring village of Hataya in 1895. As it resembles Kamagadai Bangaku, there were probably some relations with Kamagadai as well. The performance starts at the house of the lion head’s keeper, a role that passes down from father to son for generations.
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