Kami-Funagi Horse Dance
Location: Sugayachitai, Nanokaichi, Kita-Akita City
Site(s) of performance: Anywhere
Date(s): Anytime (no longer performed as of the time of the survey conducted in fiscal year 2020)
Category: Sasara and Horse Dance
The origin goes back to the relegation of Lord Satake to Akita. It is now called the Kami-Funagi Horse Dance, but there used to be a lion dance as well. That lion head used then is still kept in the community. In the old days, the performance of the lion dance ended with the killing of the lion and its purification with sacred sake.