Ashinazawa Ōdaiko (Ashinazawa Big Drums)
Location: Towada-Yamane, Kazuno City
Site(s) of performance: Ashina Shrine, Yamane Agricultural Park, and other places in the community
Date(s): August 14
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Taiko-Furyū and Matsuri-Bayashi
The Ashinazawa Ōdaiko were played mostly for the Bon dance in the area, and probably originated for that purpose. The big drums seem also to have been actively used in the rituals of farmers such the prayer against insects, birds, and drought as well as for festival music.