Location: Umezawa, Tazawako, Semboku City
Site(s) of performance: Kinpō Shrine, Nichigatsu Shrine, and other places in the community
Date(s): August 13, 18, and 19
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Sasara and Horse Dance
The household that has assumed the guardianship of the lion heads has a written record titled ‘The Origin of the Sasara Dance’, according to which the sasara dance was brought here by the followers of Lord Satake, who was assigned to govern the domain of Akita in 1602, and this place is the origin of the sasara dance in Akita.