Tsuchiya Lion Dance
Location: Tsuchiya, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Hakusan Shrine’s administrator’s house and other places in the community
Date(s): August 13
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
The villagers of Tsuchiya learned lion dance bangaku from the community of Nishisawa-Yashiki (in the former Yuri Town) around the 10th year of Meiji (1877). The lion head is older and is said to be a creation of the Tenshō period (1573–1592).
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