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Maegō Kagura (Designated by the city as Dainichi Kagura)

Location: Maego, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Hie Shrine Kagura Hall and Ōhirume Shrine
Date(s): September 7 and 8
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Dai-Kagura
Maegō is where Takizawa Castle stood in the 17th century and was the center of former Yuri Town. The kagura of Maegō belongs to the school of Ise Dai-Kagura. What is interesting concerning Maegō Kagura is that it includes Okame Dance, which replicates the dance of Amenouzume in the myth of Amaterasu’s seclusion in a cave, which attracted Amaterasu (the Sun God) out of the cave and saved the world.

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