Yatsusugi Hoshinomiya Daimyōjin Kagura
Location: Tateishi, Yashima-machi, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Hoshinomiya Shrine and other places in the community
Date(s): April 16
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
The origin of this kagura is unclear, but on the inside of the drum used for it, we find the dates of 1789 and 1826. The date of 1789 accompanies a record of exchange for the drumhead, which suggests that the kagura was already practiced in those days. The lion dance for this kagura is danced with a player of sasara (a wooden percussion instrument played with a rubbing stick). There is also a short conversation between the lion and the sasara player.