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Ishiwaki Kagura

Location: Ishiwaki, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Shinzan Shrine and other places in the community
Date(s): May 2 and 3
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Dai-Kagura
Ishiwaki Kagura is a kind of Ise Dai-Kagura. It has 5 dance numbers. In the Shihō-Gatame dance, the dancer purifies the evil spirits in the four directions with a sacred wooden wand, rings bells, and brings an oracle. In the Haya-Jishi dance, the appeasement of spirits is sought.

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